In horrifying news from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, seven teachers have been shot dead. The incident occurred in Parachinar, which is located in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Upper Kurram Tehsil.
According to the details, teachers belonging to Tori Bangash tribes were in the staff room for examination preparation in Teri Mangal High School, when armed assailants barged in and sprayed bullets killing seven teachers on the spot.
The murdered teachers include Mir Hussain, Jawad Hussain, Naveed Hussain, Jawad Ali, Muhammad Hussain, and Ali Hussain. The SSC exams have been postponed after the firing.
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The attack on the teachers was apparently in retaliation after unknown assailants opened fire on a moving vehicle on Shlozan Road in Upper Kurram, killing Muhammad Sharif on the spot.
An emergency has been declared imposed in hospitals across the district after the tragedy. The district administration has urged law enforcement agencies to take immediate action to arrest the culprits involved.
Parachinar killing of teachers in school staff room by assailants is a terrible incident with potentially grave repercussions. Need immediate pacification measures.
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) May 4, 2023
School shootings in Pakistan
School shootings in Pakistan have unfortunately been a tragic reality in the country’s education system. These incidents typically involve gunmen entering a school and opening fire on students and teachers, resulting in numerous casualties.
One of the deadliest school shootings in Pakistan occurred in December 2014, when Taliban militants attacked the Army Public School in Peshawar, killing at least 145 people, including 132 children. The attack shocked the country and led to increased security measures at schools.
Since then, there have been several other school shootings in Pakistan, including an attack on Bacha Khan University in January 2016 that killed at least 20 people, and a shooting at a government school in August 2016 that left two teachers dead.
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Such incidents have raised concerns about the security of students and teachers in educational institutions in Pakistan. The government has taken steps to improve security measures in schools, including installing metal detectors and hiring armed guards. However, more needs to be done to ensure the safety of students and teachers in the country’s educational institutions.