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Principal killed, 4 hurt in school attack

March 30, 2013 at 10:26 AM   |   Comments

KARACHI, Pakistan, March 30 (UPI) -- The principal of a Karachi, Pakistan, school was killed and four children were wounded Saturday when a hand grenade was lobbed at the school, officials say.

The attack, which was followed by gunfire directed at the school, occurred during a prize distribution ceremony, Dawn News reported.

There were reports the principal, Abdur Rasheed, had received threats prior to the attack.

Some of the injured children were reported in critical condition.

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