12 Girls’ Schools Destroyed by Extremists

 

Extremists in Pakistan opposed to women’s education have blown up three government schools using explosives and set another nine on fire. Fortunately, no casualties were reported, and a security operation against the perpetrators immediately began.  Malala tweeted in response, “The extremists have shown what frightens them most- a girl with a book.” Several locals are protesting the government’s lack of action against terrorists, citing attacks in 2004 and 2011 in which there were no arrests. 

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