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Several people, including four school teachers, have been killed in two gun attacks in the Kurram district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to Aaj News.

In one of the attacks, unidentified people fired shots inside a school’s staffroom in the Tari Mangal area, killing six people, including four teachers and two staff members.

The incident happened after a man was killed on Shalozan Road near Tari Mangal.

Both attacks were linked to a land dispute between two groups in the area, according to the district police chief.

Initially, the officials said seven teachers had been shot dead, while one policeman was injured.

Police officials and rescuers rushed to the school after the firing while an emergency has been declared at the district’s hospitals.

Police said that the students were taking matriculation exams at the Government High School Tari Mangal — a village located 23km from Parachinar, the district headquarters of Kurram.

Teachers from other parts of the district were also at the school for the exams.

However, the district police chief issued a statement later, revising the death toll and providing details about the attack.

President Dr Arif Alvi condemned the attacks and mourned the death of “on-duty teachers."

“The attack on teachers by the enemies of knowledge is condemnable,” a statement on Twitter quoted him as saying.

The president said he hoped that the “suspects will be arrested soon and punished according to the law”. He offered prayers for the slain individuals and extended condolences to their heirs.

Similarly, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari called the firing incident an act of “terrorism”.

The perpetrators of the attack should be taken to task, a statement shared on the PPP’s official Twitter quoted him as saying.

He expressed his heartfelt condolences and sympathy to the affected families and prayed for forgiveness for the bereaved teachers.

"Such incidents cannot be tolerated at any cost," he stressed.

Separately, ISPR reported on Thursday that six soldiers had been martyred in the North Waziristan district.


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TimeToMovveOn May 04, 2023 06:13pm
Another normal day in Pakistan. Growing up, in the 80s this was the scene in India, when Pak jihadis could cross the border and create mayhem. LET, JEM, and others. We use to feel helpless. There was not sense of security. We knew attacks would and could happen anyway. Even though India won the major wars, and managed to take Bangladesh from Pakistan, the border skirmishes kept things hot. Now after Modi, those things have come down. There is no cross border militancy actively sponsored by Pakistan (in spite of BJP's claims). But now for Pak, the snakes that they raised and coming back to bite.
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rana amir May 04, 2023 08:24pm
Fact Sheet One Indian master mind who was protected by India through UN was mater mind Qulboshan. India protct its terrorist as heto
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Tulukan Mairandi May 05, 2023 05:39am
The land dispute relates to the balkanization of some parts of KP that want cessation from Pakistan.
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