Monday, 8 February 2010

still happy, Guardian readers?

PESHAWAR, Pakistan — Taliban militants blew up a girls' school on Saturday in northwest Pakistan, the latest in a wave of attacks by Islamist extremists targeting educational institutions, a minister said.

No one was hurt in the attack, which took place in the village of Huwaid, eight kilometres (five miles) north of the town of Bannu.

"The explosive material was planted at three different places in the girls' primary school, which completely destroyed five out of seven rooms of the building," provincial education minister Sardar Hussain Babak said.

He blamed the attack on Taliban, saying they were "opposed to girls' education".

Senior police official Iqbal Marwat confirmed the incident. He added: "No one was hurt in the explosion as it occurred at 6:00 am (0100 GMT)."

Pakistan's military is engaged in offensives against Islamist fighters across much of the northwest including tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, a region branded by Washington the most dangerous place on Earth.

About 30,000 Pakistani troops poured into South Waziristan in mid-October to try and dismantle strongholds of the Taliban leadership, enraging militants who have responded with a surge of bomb blasts and attacks

or would you have preferred it if Lots Of Girls Had Been Killed? because Let's Not Follow the Bush and Blair Agenda. Oh No.



Anonymous said...

I expect this will make you foam at the mouth but I don't think we should try to impose Western values on people who don't want them.

Anonymous said...

I read the Guardian on the odd occasion and take full responsibility for the explosions and of course I don't regret a thing.

jane said...

anon 1021 fine and dandy, if you think blowing up girls' schools with the girls inside them or not is just great then that is what you think. Me I am with Bob Dylan, who said "If something's not right it's wrong". anon 1102 I think you are taking the piss. I hope I am right.