Rawalpindi college alarmed over police-dacoits fire exchange

RAWALPINDI: Police reportedly were engaged in a chase with car-dacoits near Government Viqar-un-Nisa College for Women.


Police opened fire while chasing the culprits that panicked passers-by among others at the scene.

The firing left the students terrified as many suspected their college was stormed by militants. Pakistan Army contingents reached the college within minutes, responding to the fire.

At least six students, dreaded of the apparent oncoming bloodshed, fell unconscious. However, a search operation is underway in the area to not catch the dacoits but to clear doubts of the panicked locals also.

Administration of the college informed the forces via ‘panic button’ communication which has been provided by law enforcement agencies for emergency situations at schools and colleges.

The incident has come in after around 20 days of an attack on Bacha Khan University in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s (KP) Charsadda.

The attack had claimed 21 lives including a PhD professor.


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