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Gunmen attack primary school in Karachi

imageKARACHI: Gunmen on Saturday hurled a hand grenade and opened fire at a primary school in Baldia Ittehad Town in Karachi, killing its principal and wounding eight children, police said.

The children were aged between five and ten while the headmaster was a member of the Awami National Party(ANP), police added.

"The principal of the private school was killed and eight children were wounded when unknown gunmen fired at school gate and threw a grenade inside the school," senior police official Imran Shaukat told AFP.

The gunmen fled on motorbikes and nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack, Shaukat said, adding that police have started an investigation.

 

 

 

 

 

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