Peshawar: Gunmen kill driver of school van
PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a vehicle outside the local campus of a popular chain of schools, killing its driver, police said on Wednesday. Yaqoob, a resident of Chamkani, was waiting in a school van outside the Saddar Campus of the Beaconhouse Schools System to take schoolchildren home, when armed men opened fire on the vehicle, killing him on the spot. There were reports that a student was also slightly wounded.
West Cantonment Police Station House Officer (SHO) Dost Mohammad speculated that the driver might have been killed over an enmity. He said none of the schoolchildren was wounded in the firing. A full-fledged probe has been ordered into the attack since it occurred outside a branch of the popular school chain located in the posh area of the provincial capital. The school is located opposite Peshawar Sports Complex on Bara Road, hardly 300 metres from the main Saddar Bazaar.