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Gunmen Kill Teacher In Pakistan's Tribal Area

Unknown gunmen have killed a female teacher at a girls' school in one of Pakistan's troubled northwestern tribal regions along the Afghan border.

Officials said Shahnaz Nazli was shot dead in the Jamrud area in the Khyber Agency, one of Pakistan's seven Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Local officials said she was murdered by two assailants on a motorbike while she was on her way to the girls' primary school.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

Taliban militants oppose female education and have carried out attacks against female schools and students in the past.

In October, Taliban gunmen attacked and wounded schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai after she had campaigned for girls' education in Pakistan's Swat Valley.

That attack caused international outrage.

Yousafzai recently started school in Britain after receiving medical treatment there.

Based on reporting by AFP and dpa