HANGU- Two teachers were gunned down when unidentified armed men opened fire near a government high school in Chasma Jaat area of Hangu district today morning.
According to police, the school teachers were on their way to discharge their duties at the government high school in Gul Bagh area of Hangu at 7:30 am when armed attackers ambushed them with bullet shots, leaving the two teachers severely injured while the assailants escaped successfully from the scene.
The locals shifted the injured teachers to the District Headquarter Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. Police further said that a search operation was launched in the area to find the suspects. The station House officer of City Police Station Aslam Khan told that unknown attackers fired at the teachers named Shamim Badshah and Liaqat Ali Khan near Government High School number 1. The deceased Shamim Badshah belonged to Hangu while Liaqat Ali belonged to the Haji Zai area of Kohat. Angry students and the local residents blocked the Hangu Kohat Road near Alizai to protest the killings.
Hangu borders the NorthWestern tribal region of Orakzai, one of Pakistan's seven lawless districts on the Afghan border considered to be the hub of Taliban and Al Qaeda-linked militants. The district also has a history of sectarian violence and was declared a "sensitive region" during the month of Muharram.