Of course, had this report explained the stated goals of these “unknown miscreants” — the total application of sharia, including keeping females uneducated — this story would make a bit more sense. “Cop killed, school blown up,” from The News, April 14:
BANNU: A cop was killed and two passers-by get injured while a girls” school was blown up in two separate incidents on Monday. Acting on a tip-off, police along with bomb disposal squad rushed to the Haved Road where explosive device was planted beneath the Lowra Bridge.
The device went off as the BDS in charge Gul Sher tried to defuse it, killing him on the spot while two passers-by identified as Muhammad Ali son of Bahadar and Noor Wali son of Waliur Rehman were injured.
Meanwhile, in another incident, unidentified miscreants had planted explosive devices at the building of Government Girls Primary School Nurar that went off, destroying two rooms of the school.