7 teachers killed in Upper Kurram school firing

Upper Kurram (Pakistan): At least seven teachers were killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Upper Kurram Tehsil, police said on Thursday.
Local police said unidentified gunmen shot the teachers in the staffroom of Government High School Tari Mangal.
All the educators were at the building for performing their exam duties. The authorities have imposed emergency in all hospitals in the area.
In another incident in Parachinar, which falls in Upper Kurram and is the capital of Kurram district, a teacher was killed whilst in a moving vehicle — taking the total number of educators killed in a day to eight.
The location of the school where seven teachers were shot dead, Geo news reports.
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.
The police are searching for the killers but have not been able to track them down so far.
School shootings are rare in Pakistan. Over 140 people, mostly students, were killed in a gun-and-bomb attack at an army school in Peshawar in December 2016.
President Dr Arif Alvi said that the attack on the teachers by those who are the enemy 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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