Accused policeman arrested. (symbolic)
A case of firing on a school bus has come to light in Pakistan. Here in northwestern Pakistan, a police officer guarding a private school opened fire on a school bus carrying teachers and students on Tuesday. An 8-year-old girl was killed and five others were injured in this attack.
According to media reports, this case of firing is from the Swat Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. In this regard, senior police officer Nasir Satti said that police officer Alam Khan was immediately arrested. He said it was not a terrorist attack.
Nasir Satti said that information is being collected from Alam Khan as to why he opened fire on the bus when the girls were leaving the private school. Satti said that Alam Khan was on security duty at the school due to apprehension of possible terrorist attacks.
In fact, the Swat Valley was a stronghold of the Pakistani Taliban, which was formally called Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan till 2019. Later, the security forces cleared the area of terrorists after military operations.
In Pakistan, in 2014, an attack by TTP terrorists on a school in Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, killed around 150 people, mostly students. Since then, authorities have deployed police to schools across the country, especially in the restive northwest where the Pakistani Taliban has stepped up attacks on security forces in recent months.
The Pakistani Taliban is a separate group, but it is also a close ally of the Afghan Taliban. It seized power in neighboring Afghanistan in August 2021, as US and NATO troops were in the final stages of their withdrawal from the country after 20 years of war.