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Explosion in multiple girls’ school in Gilgit-Baltistan

At least 12 girls’ schools were attacked on late Thursday night in Chilas near Gilgit.

Agencies quoted police sources as saying that 12 girls’ schools across Diamer district were attacked by unidentified men. While explosion was set off in two of the schools, the other schools were vandalised and their property was also set on fire.

The attacked schools were under construction, according to the district administration. The officials further ensured that adequate measures will be taken to safeguard the school and students.

Meanwhile, a search operation to nab the attackers is underway. The attack also triggered a protest at the Siddique Akbar Chowk with the locals demanding the arrest of the assailants and security for the girls’ institutions in the region.

Several girls’ schools were also attacked in the year 2011 and 2004 in the same region.

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