7 teachers killed in Upper Kurram school firing

UPPER KURRAM(a1tv news)At least seven teachers were killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Upper Kurram Tehsil, police said Thursday, in the latest incident of violence in the northwestern province.

Local police said unidentified gunmen shot the teachers in the staffroom of the tehsil’s high school. All the educators were at the building for performing their exam duties. The authorities have imposed emergency in all hospitals in the area.

The police are searching for the killers, but have not been able to track them down so far.

Following the incident, the ongoing matric examinations were postponed.

In another incident in the same area, a teacher was killed whilst in a moving vehicle — taking the total number of educators killed in a day to eight.

The teacher, named Mohammad Sharif, who was killed inside the car also belonged to the same school, said the police. The teacher was shot while he was travelling on Shalozan Road.

President Dr Arif Alvi said that the attack on the teachers by those who are the enemies of education is condemnable.

Condemning the attack, the head of state expressed grief over the assassination of on-duty teachers in two incidents.

The president hoped that the suspect would be punished soon as per the law. He also prayed for the elevation of ranks in paradise and sympathised with the bereaved families.

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