Targeted attack: On annual result day, Karachi school loses principal

Published: March 31, 2013

KARACHI: 

A day of celebration took a tragic turn when terrorists attacked the Nation Secondary School located in Baldia Ittehad Town on its annual result day. Scores of excited young students had come to school to collect their prizes, unaware that danger lurked right around the corner.

A tennis ball fitted with explosives was thrown inside the school to create panic among the students, while attackers exploited the distraction to barge in and shoot the principal.

The principal of the school, 45-year-old Abdul Rasheed Khan, was also the vice-president of Awami National Party’s (ANP) district West. According to hospital officials, Khan was shot at least five times and succumbed to his injuries shortly after he was brought in.  Baldia division SP Shahjahan Khan told The Express Tribune that the deceased was the militants’ target.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 31st, 2013.

Reader Comments (6)

  • Mar 31, 2013 - 2:26PM

    Principal’s death is national loss,really national loss
    But they don’t know because they are brainless.They
    called muslims but playing with childern’s lives and other
    innocent people.already passing through tough circumstances .Recommend

  • Mar 31, 2013 - 2:55PM

    unleashed insurgency have brought the country at the brink of explosive point what should we do?
    while a supper power looks before terrorism helpless.

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  • Mar 31, 2013 - 6:38PM

    The way has been adopted by the stake holders and concerned quarters not leading to peace or prosperity,it is destination is destruction and big bang,at last will have to change,it is indispensable.

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  • Apr 1, 2013 - 6:43PM

    No doubt,
    he was leader of political party (ANP)
    he was a prime target of the extermists.
    But shouldn’t disregard,he was a teacher and in this way deserve for mercy.

    There must be a law of the land no teacher who is inform mason of the new generation can not become member of any political party or involvment poitical activities

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  • Sultan Ahmed
    Apr 1, 2013 - 8:54PM

    I am compelled to think about the new generation’s future
    of whom teachers are being targeted by unleashed militants.

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  • Apr 1, 2013 - 8:59PM

    Nations never gaine its destination whos’s teacher are killed without any reason/revenge

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