Firing in Hangu leaves 2 teachers dead

Published: May 13, 2014
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Unidentified men open fire at a government school leading to the teachers' deaths. PHOTO: FILE

Unidentified men open fire at a government school leading to the teachers' deaths. PHOTO: FILE

HANGU / PESHAWAR: Unidentified men opened fire at a government school in Hangu, leaving two teachers dead, Express News reported on Tuesday.

The incident took place in the Khan Bari area of the district.

One of the teachers died at the spot while the other later succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

“Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire at two teachers of government high school. One died on the spot, while the other died in hospital,” district police chief Iftikhar Ahmed told AFP.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

Local residents said the murders had raised tensions between religious groups and they joined students in a protest and blocked a main road in the town.

The police have reached the site of the firing, cordoned it off and started a search operation in the area.

This is not the first time such an incident has taken place in Hangu. On February 10, unidentified militants had gunned down three teachers when they were returning from school in Kach Bandha, Hangu. Three days later, another primary school teacher was shot and injured by unidentified militants on the city’s outskirts.

Hangu district lies on the border with Kurram and Orakzai agencies and is one of the most sensitive districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. It has seen several incidents of sectarian violence and terrorism in the past few years. Cases of kidnapping have also increased.

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    May 13, 2014 - 11:33AM

    They don’t spare teachers, polio workers, people praying in mosques, general public in markets and soldiers. Why is govt still talking to them rather than taking decisive action to save the precious lives of all concerned ?

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