Gunmen attack school in Dera Ghazi Khan, one dead: police

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Monday, 04 May 2015 17:47

ISLAMABAD: Unidentified gunmen attacked a school in Dera Ghazi Khan on Monday and killed a guard, police said, raising fears of a repeat of the deadly Army Public School attack which occurred last year.

Police said all teachers and children at the high school for boys were safe, although the gunmen had killed a guard.

“We are still not sure how many gunmen there were and whether they are still there. The police are searching,” district police officer Rehmatullah Khan Niazi told Reuters.

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan had attacked Peshawar's Army Public School on Dec 16, 2014, killing 153 people, most of them children.

The APS attack hardened Pakistan's resolve to fight militants who have been battling the state for years. In the wake of the attack, the government implemented a National Action Plan in order to crackdown on militancy and combat terrorism.

A monthly report released by the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies in April showed a decline in militant attacks from January to March as a result of operations conducted in various parts of the country.

There have been two grenade attacks on schools in Karachi since early February, though no one was hurt in either one.

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