Three Pakistani militants belonging to a pro-Taliban group were killed by their own bomb as they tried to plant an improvised explosive device (IED) in a girls’ school in Pakistan’s scenic Swat Valley, known as “the mini Switzerland of Pakistan”. Read this news article for more information.
Pakistan’s scenic Swat Valley . . .
Maulvi Omar, a spokesman for Pakistan Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, has warned that there will be suicide bombings across the country if the government does not stop its operations against the militants in the Swat Valley, that was once a popular tourist destination.
Pakistani forces have been fighting pro-Taliban militants in the lawless Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan’s North-Western Frontier Province (NWFP) bordering Afghanistan. Afghan President Hamid Karzai has often accused Pakistan of not doing enough to root out militants who operate out of Pakistani territory.
In this case, the IED that the militants were trying to plant in the girls’ school exploded prematurely, killing all three of them. Shame on the mediæval cowards for trying to plant a bomb in a school!