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Firing near govt girls school in Faisalabad causes panic

Firing near govt girls school in Faisalabad causes panic

FAISALABAD: Firing was reported near a government-run girls school in Faisalabad on Friday.

The incident caused panic amongst the parents of the students who rushed to the school and tried to barge into the premises in order to evacuate their children.

DawnNews showed footage of a large crowd gathered outside the gate of the government-run school.

The principal of the school also called law-enforcement agencies, and a police contingent rushed to the school to take stock of the situation.

Parents and students have been edgy following the attack in Charsadda, which brought back memories of the tragic APS Peshawar attack.

Read: APS mastermind claims Bacha Khan University attack, 21 killed

On Thursday, civilian security forces conducted a mock counter-terrorism drill at the Punjab University, which spread panic as most of the students were unaware of the drill being conducted.

Earlier this week, at least 21 people were killed during the attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. Police arrested 15 suspects after the attack during search operations in the district.

At least 60 people have been killed in various terror attacks in Pakistan since the start of 2016.

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