Another girls' school destroyed in NW Pakistan

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Another girls school fell to rubbles early Tuesday morning, as unidentified militants destroyed the building by detonating explosive material in Mohmand tribal area in the northwest Pakistan, local political administration said.

With the destruction of this primary school in Saagi area of sub-district Saafi, the total number of both girls and boys school destroyed by militants has reached to 59 during the past couple of years.

Over 250 schools have so far been destroyed by militants in Pakistani tribal areas bordering Afghanistan during the past couple of years. According to official and local media reports, some 98 schools were destroyed in Bajaur, 86 turned to rubbles in Khyber and 59 in Mohmand tribal areas.

Certain groups of Taliban militants believe that modern education is allegedly not in line with the Islamic scriptures, with female education being their main target. The ultra orthodox Taliban have been trying to implement their own distorted version of "Shariah" or Islamic jurisprudence in the insurgency-plagued northwest tribal areas of Pakistan.

Analysts believe that one of the hidden motives behind sabotaging schools is to keep attendance level high in seminaries. Some seminaries have allegedly been involved in brainwashing young boys to take up militancy as a way of life, local media reported.

Reports suggested that young boys are lured to take up suicide bombing as an ultimate aim in life for seeking a guaranteed entry into heaven in the afterlife. It exhibits an alarmingly rising trend among teenagers in the insurgency plagued northwest of Pakistan, which is frontline in the U.S. led war against terrorism. Most of the suicide bombers, if not all, have been teenagers in suicide bombing attacks in Pakistan.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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