Human Lives Human Rights: According to Anadolu Agency, the shooting incident took place at a government high school located in the remote town of Parachinar, which is situated on the border with Afghanistan.
The unfortunate incident occurred while students were in the midst of their annual exams. Police are currently investigating the motive behind the shooting and have not ruled out the possibility of it being terror-related.
Authorities are currently investigating the motive behind the incident, with police suggesting that it could potentially be linked to terrorism. It is worth noting that Parachinar, being the only Shia-majority town in the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has unfortunately been targeted by terrorist attacks in the past.
While school shootings are relatively rare in Pakistan, there has been a tragic precedent. In December 2016, a devastating gun-and-bomb attack at an army school in the northwestern city of Peshawar resulted in the loss of over 140 lives, predominantly students.