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12 girls schools burnt down in Pakistan’s restive Gilgit-Baltistan

Prime News, International (Karachi/Islamabad), August 4:- Twelve schools, half of them all-girls’, have been burnt down by unidentified militants in coordinated attacks in Pakistan’s restive Gilgit-Baltistan, triggering protest by local residents who sought safety for educational institutions which are often attacked by terrorists, officials said on Friday.

The schools in Chilas town, about 130-kilometre from Gilgit, were targeted late on Thursday night by the militants who set them on fire and damaged school property across Diamer district, police said.

Superintendent of Police Diamer Roy Ajmal told media that 12 schools, half of them girls’ school, were targeted by rebels who fled after the attack. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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