BAJAUR AGENCY - Unidentified persons shot dead a school watchman in Salarzai tehsil of Bajaur Agency on Friday night. Officials of local administration and residents of the area said watchman Mohammad Zahir Khan was on duty at the Government Primary School Giary when unidentified armed men entered into the school at night and shot him dead.

The members of village defence committee and people of the area reached the spot soon after the incident but the assailants had escaped the site of incident successfully.

No group has so for claimed responsibility of the attack however the local administration in collaboration with local people of the area has initiated investigation into the incident.

An official of the administration told reporters that the authority with the help of local tribesmen has launched a search operation to trace the attackers but no arrest was made so for. The official said that personnel enmity could be the cause of incident. “Although our investigation into the watchman’ killing is in progress but according to the local elders it seems that personnel enmity could behind the case,” the official added.