Gunshots fired at Pakistan school after men try to scale walls

2015-10-29 11:29


Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Peshawar - Residents and a guard opened fire at a Pakistan school on Thursday after six men tried to scale the walls, sparking panic less than a year after a Taliban massacre at a Peshawar school, police said.

The incident took place in the town of Shabqadar which borders the Mohmand, one of seven lawless tribal districts where Taliban militants are active.

"Some men were trying to climb the boundary wall of a private school and on seeing them, the school guard opened fire after which the men fled," district police chief Shafiullah Khan told AFP.

Nearby residents also took out their guns and fired gunshots in the air to scare the intruders away from the screaming children, he said.

It was not clear if the men were armed.

Police had cordoned off the area and were searching for the suspects, he added.

Taliban militants stormed a school in Peshawar in December last year, killing more than 150 people, mostly children, in Pakistan's worst-ever terror attack.

Read more on:    taliban  |  pakistan  |  security

Join the conversation! encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.