Asia Briefs: 6 foiled in bid to scale school walls in Pakistan

6 foiled in bid to scale school walls in Pakistan

PESHAWAR (Pakistan) • Residents and a guard opened fire at a Pakistan school yesterday after six men tried to scale the walls, sparking panic less than a year after a Taleban massacre at a Peshawar school, police said.

The incident took place in the town of Shabqadar, which borders the Mohmand, one of seven lawless tribal districts where militants are active.

"Some men were trying to climb the boundary wall of a private school and on seeing them, the school guard opened fire, after which the men fled," district police chief Shafiullah Khan said.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE


Najib sues ex-minister for defamation

KUALA LUMPUR • Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is suing former Cabinet minister Ling Liong Sik for allegedly implying that he misused public funds for his personal interests.

He filed the suit on Tuesday at the High Court civil registry.

Datuk Seri Najib is seeking general, aggravated and exemplary damages from Dr Ling.

THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

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