Girls’ teacher killed in Taliban shooting victim ‘Malala-style’ attackPosted: March 28, 2013
Source: .independent.co.uk (ANDREW BUNCOMBE)
Reports said the 41-year-old was hit in what as described as a drive-by shooting.
According to the AFP news agency, the teacher was on her way to the government girls’ primary school in Shahkas when gunmen fired at her about 200 metres from the school and then fled the scene.
“The teacher was killed after unknown gunmen on a motorbike shot her and fled,” said a local government official, Asmatullah Wazir.
No groups have so far claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack, though the Taliban has previously been behind numerous attacks on girls’ schools and teachers. Hundreds of schools have been bombed and destroyed in the tribal areas of Pakistan.
Last year, the Taliban shot and seriously wounded Malala Yousafzai, a teenager who campaigned for girls’ education.