Firing reported near Faisalabad girls school in Pakistan

By: | Published: January 22, 2016 6:16 PM

Firing near a government-run girls' school in Pakistan's Faisalabad has been reported on Friday.

Firing near a government-run girls’ school in Pakistan’s Faisalabad has been reported on Friday.

According to the Dawn, 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.

A large crowd was 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.

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, 21 people were killed in the deadly attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda.

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