Gunmen kill schoolteacher, family members in Panjgur





QUETTA: Gunmen Wednesday killed a teacher and five members of his family in Balochistan, officials said. The attack happened in the Panjgur district, about 1,000 kilometres west of the provincial capital of Quetta. “Gunmen stormed the house of Abdul Hameed, a schoolteacher, shooting him and five of his family members present at the house,” Mumtaz Ali, a senior administration official, told AFP.The attackers fled after the killings. Another senior administration official confirmed the account and said Hameed had had problems with the Baluch Liberation Front, which had accused him of spying for the country’s intelligence agencies.He added that the teacher had come under suspicion because he had been posted from another part of the province. Afp According to a 2010 Human Rights Watch report, educational establishments have been particularly targeted because ‘militants view them as representatives of the Pakistani state and symbols of perceived ...military oppression’. 

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