KOHAT, April 16: A student of a government school allegedly opened firing on his alma mater to kill the headmaster after being punished by him in the class on Saturday. However, the teacher remained unhurt as the enraged student couldn’t manage to enter the school.

Sources said that the student, Mazhar, left his class for his home after exchanging hot words with the headmaster during Islamiat class over punishment.

“He brought a pistol from his house and opened firing on the building and staff of Government High School Narat Khel along with his two accomplices,” they said. However, nobody was hurt in the incident.

Officials at the police station concerned, when contacted, said that they had registered a case against the student but he managed to escape. He was declared a proclaimed offender, they added.

To a query, they said that according to FIR registered by headmaster of the school, Wali Shah, the accused was a student of 10th class student.

Police claimed that the main gate and doors of the school had few holes of bullets fired by the student as he could not manage to enter the premises. Police were conducting raids for the arrest of the three accused.

EXPLOSIVES: Police claimed to have seized huge quantity of explosives at Khushalgarh checkpost and arrested two accused in the second incident of its kind within two days here on Saturday.

They said that a pick-up vehicle bearing registration number H-2547, loaded with 1,240 kilograms of explosives, was transporting the consignment to Bahadar Khel area in Karak from Chakwal district of Punjab province.

Meanwhile, officials said that the three accused, who were arrested on Friday with 200 kilograms of explosives, were remanded for three days by a local court on Saturday.

They said that policemen stopped a pick-up at Khushalgarh bridge checkpost on the border of Rawalpindi at the Indus River and recovered explosives from it on checking.

The accused Mazhar Hussain and Jabir of Rawalpindi showed licence of Pakistan Mining Development Corporation to police, saying the explosives were being taken for use in salt mines, they added.

The mining of salt is more than a century old in Kohat division whereas the British had established a Salt House for collecting tax. The building now serves as regional headquarters of Customs department and is still known as Salt House.

“The accused have expired permission form the PMDC and there is possibility of using the explosives in suicide attacks and bomb blasts. But they are being interrogated and the investigation team is in contact with the sender and recipient of the consignment to confirm their identity,” an official told Dawn.

Police had arrested Umer, Ikramullah and Akhtar Nawaz with explosives near the new toll plaza on Indus Highway on Friday.

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