Arab Today, arab today gunmen kill schoolteacher family members in pakistan
Last Updated : GMT 21:31:16
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Gunmen kill schoolteacher, family members in Pakistan

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Gunmen kill schoolteacher, family members in Pakistan

Baluchistan - AFP

Gunmen Wednesday killed a teacher and five members of his family in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan, officials said, adding that separatist rebels were believed responsible. The attack happened in the Panjgour district of Baluchistan, about 650 miles (1,000 kilometers) west of the provincial capital of Quetta. Baluchistan is home to a long-running separatist conflict that was revived in 2004, and teachers are routinely killed both by nationalist organizations and security forces on suspicion of spying. "Gunmen stormed the house of Abdul Hameed, a schoolteacher, shooting him and five of his family members present at the house," Mumtaz Ali, a senior administration official, told Agence France Presse. The attackers fled after the killings. Another senior administration official confirmed the account and said Hameed had had problems with the Baluch Liberation Front, which had accused him of spying for the country's intelligence agencies. He added that the teacher had come under suspicion because he had been posted from another part of the province. According to a 2010 Human Rights Watch report, educational establishments have been particularly targeted by rebels because "militants view them as representatives of the Pakistani state and symbols of perceived … military oppression." The idea of giving greater autonomy to Baluchistan, the size of Italy but with only nine million inhabitants, is highly sensitive in a country still scarred by the breakaway in 1971 of its eastern portion, now Bangladesh. Baluchistan, spread over an unforgiving landscape of mountains and deserts abutting Iran and Afghanistan, is rich in gas and mineral deposits -- adding a financial dimension to the battle. In recent years many people suspected of links to separatist groups have mysteriously disappeared, allegedly at the hands of the intelligence agencies.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today gunmen kill schoolteacher family members in pakistan Arab Today, arab today gunmen kill schoolteacher family members in pakistan

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today gunmen kill schoolteacher family members in pakistan Arab Today, arab today gunmen kill schoolteacher family members in pakistan

 



Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert calls for short visits

GMT 16:21 2017 Monday ,26 June

Etiquette expert calls for short visits
Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Mai Al-Jeddawi presents décor ideas for Ramadan
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday