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Pakistan: Panic in Rawalpindi girls college after firing reports, students evacuated

Nearly A Month After Attack On Bacha Khan University, Students At Viqar-Un-Nisa School And College For Girls Were Evacuated Following An Incident Of Firing Near The Institute.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Devika Chhibber | Updated on: 10 Feb 2016, 12:27:41 PM

New Delhi :

Nearly a month after attack on Bacha Khan University, students at Viqar-Un-Nisa School and College for Girls were evacuated following an incident of firing near the institute.

Fear and panic gripped the area as it brought back flooding memories to parents and students, who already have been edgy following the previous attack.

Regional Police Officer Fakhar Sultan told media, "Shots were heard as police exchanged fire with car thieves. Army personnel, Elite Forces commandos, members of the Bomb Disposal Squad have reached the school to secure the area."

After hearing reports of firing, parents rushed to the school to collect their children.

Schools in the area have been closed for the day and are on alert after the incident.

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First Published : 10 Feb 2016, 12:23:00 PM