2 Schools Destroyed by Militants in Pakistan
    2010-12-06 14:35:07     Xinhua      Web Editor: Guo
 
Militants have razed two schools into rubbles in Bajaur Agency in the troubled northwest Pakistani tribal areas, local media reported on Monday.

According to the report, unidentified militants destroyed a girls and a boys primary school by detonating explosives. Taliban militants not only ban girls education but also target boys schools in the northwest tribal belt of Pakistan.

Hundreds of schools, mostly girls' ones, have been destroyed by Taliban militants across the Federally Administered Tribal Areas ( FATA) effecting the education of hundreds of thousands of children, as Pakistani security forces are fighting to wipe the rugged mountainous region bordering Afghanistan clean of militancy and extremism.

During the past couple of years, over 250 schools have so far been destroyed by militants in Pakistani tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. Two female teachers were shot dead in Bajaur tribal agency last year by oxymoron Taliban.

Reports show that over 100 schools were destroyed in Bajaur, 86 turned to rubbles in nearby Khyber and 59 in Mohmand tribal areas.

Certain groups of Taliban militants believe that modern education is allegedly not in line with the Islamic scriptures, with female education being their main target. The ultra orthodox Taliban have been trying to implement their own distorted version of "Shariah" or Islamic jurisprudence in the insurgency-plagued northwest tribal areas of Pakistan.

Analysts believe that one of the hidden motives behind sabotaging schools is to keep attendance level high in seminaries. Some seminaries have allegedly been involved in brainwashing junior boys to take up militancy as a way of life.

Reports suggest that young boys are lured to take up suicide bombing as an ultimate aim in life for seeking a guaranteed entry into heaven in the afterlife. It exhibits an alarmingly rising trend among teenagers in the restive northwest of Pakistan, a frontline in the U.S.-led war against terrorism. Most of the suicide bombers, if not all, have been teenagers in many of the attacks in Pakistan.
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