UNICEF condemns attack on religious school in Peshawar

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ISLAMABAD: United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) strongly condemns the attack on a religious school in Peshawar, killing at least eight people and injuring more than 100, including children and teachers.

“Education is the fundamental right of every girl and boy, everywhere. Schools must never be targeted. They must remain safe learning environments at all times to protect the growth and healthy development of children, adolescents and young people,” said UNICEF’s Pakistan Representative Ms. Aida Girma.

According to several reports, the blast occurred as students were attending an early morning class at Jamia Zubairia Madrasa in the Dir Colony Area of Pakistan’s northwestern city.

This comes two years after an attack on a school in Chitral in October 2018, and a string of attacks on a dozen schools, most of them for girls in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Diamer district in August 2018. (With input from INP)

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