Bahrain: Girls’ elementary school targeted in latest arson attack

January 23, 2012

A girls’ elementary school in the west of Bahrain was targeted in the 25th arson attack on a learning institution in four months, the education ministry said.

“The fire was started near the Shahrakan elementary girls’ school electricity room,” the ministry said. “However, the school guards were able to put it out before it spread to the room. It is obvious that the arson attempt is part of the repeated attacks on schools.”

No-one has ever publicly claimed the attacks and the ministry invariably attributes them to “vandals”, but without specifications.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
Media career:
  • ABC News (Tunisia)
  • Bahrain Tribune
  • Gulf News
  • Bahrain Television News
Teaching career:
  • Monastir (Tunisia)
  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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