Firing on school van kills one student, injures six in Swat

On duty officer fired weapon by accident, claims police

Our Correspondent May 16, 2023
Students stand outside school premises after shooting


At least one student was killed while six others were injured in Sangota village of Swat district on Tuesday.

Police sources claimed that the tragedy was caused after a police official, deployed at the private school, opened fire by 'accident'.

The accused has been taken into custody and an investigation is underway. After the shooting, panic at the school premises caused a stampede.

The injured have been transported to a nearby hospital and are undergoing medical treatment. 

Earlier, a driver of a school van was killed and two students were injured when their vehicle came under attack by unidentified gunmen in the village of Guli Bagh within Swat district, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).

Officials said the assailants were waiting on a motorcycle and attacked the van as it passed. They fled unchallenged soon after the attack.

District officials claimed that the driver was targeted in the attack.


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