Mardan college blast suspects held
Mardan: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Abdullah Khan said on Wednesday that several suspects had been arrested in a search operation in the areas near the Government Girls Degree College, Lundkhwar where Tuesday’s grenade attack injured scores of girl students.

Talking to media here, the DIG said 35 students were injured in the attack and 17 of them were shifted to the Mardan Medical Complex, 16 were brought to the District Headquarters Hospital, Mardan and a student and a passer-by were referred to Peshawar.

Abdullah Khan said 12 students had been discharged from the Mardan Medical Complex and 11 from DHQ Hospital, Mardan after administering them first aid. Local police registered a case against unknown accused on the complaint of Ms Nasreen, the vice-principal of the college.

Meanwhile, the college administration closed the institution till an indefinite period. The local people will stage protest today (Thursday) against the attack. The attack had caused outrage in the area as attacking women was termed against both Islamic and Pakhtun traditions.

Earlier, Inspector General of Police Fiaz Toru visited the college in Lundkhwar and went to the hospitals in Mardan to inquire about the students injured in the attack.

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