account
search
search

Militants blow up Pakistan school

  |   Nov. 21, 2010 at 8:29 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Extremists have destroyed a girls' school in Landi Kotal tehsil along the Khyber Pass in northern Pakistan, officials said Sunday.

Geo News reported the school was unoccupied at the time of the blast, which resonated through the area.

Taliban militants have destroyed hundreds of girls' schools in Pakistan, claiming it is against Islamic law to educate females.

© 2010 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
x
Feedback