PESHAWAR: Unknown miscreants attacked 13 girls’ schools in Chilas, Gilgit Baltistan, on late Thursday night.

Police said the buildings and belongings of the schools were damaged in the attack. Media reports said explosions were also heard from some schools attacked by the miscreants.

Police launched a search operation in the area to apprehend the culprits.

The schools which came under attack included Girls Primary School in Ronay, Girls School Takya, Social Action Programme (SAP) Primary School in Hudur, Army Public School, Darel Tehsil, Primary School in Tabor village of Darel Valley, SAP Primary School in Tabor, Darel, APS in Tangir Valley, Girls Primary School Sheegay Manikal, Darel Valley, Girls Primary School Galee Bala, Tangir Valley, Primary School Galee Bala, Tangir Valley, Girls Primary School Khanbary and Girls Primary School Gyal Village.

Girls schools were also targeted in Gilgit Baltistan in 2004 and 2011.