12 schools attacked, set on fire in northern Pakistan



Twelve schools have been attacked and torched overnight in a northern Pakistani district, where Taliban-affiliated terrorists openly opposed to girls’ education are active, police say.   

According to police chief Raja Ajmal, eight girls and four boys’ schools were attacked in total on Friday in villages of the scenic Diamer district in northern Gilgit, whose Shia minority and tourists come under regular attacks by Taliban-linked militants.

Ajmal further said that the overnight attacks had been “a well-planned and coordinated act,” adding that there were no immediate reports of casualties.

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but Pakistani Taliban militants have been attacking thousands of schools for young women in northwestern and northern parts of the country.



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