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Rise in Militant Attacks on Schools in Pakistan

Attacks by the Taliban and other militant groups are having a devastating impact on education in Pakistan. Last week an improvised explosive device was used to target a girls’ school in Hassokhel, North Waziristan, in northwest Pakistan. Thankfully, no children were injured in the attack, although a boundary wall was damaged. That bombing came just three days after another girls’ school in North Waziristan was attacked, this time in the town of Mir Ali. Residents said that militants have been distributing pamphlets demanding authorities shut down girls’ schools in the area. Pakistan already faces…

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