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Insurgents wage war on education back home in Pakistan. But she died in a Texas school.

Insurgents wage war on education back home in Pakistan. But she died in a Texas school.

Sabika Sheikh grew up in Pakistan — a country that is intimately familiar with deadly attacks on schools. Between 2007 and 2015, there were 867 attacks on educational institutions in Pakistan, according to the Global Terrorism Database.

But Sheikh was not killed by the Taliban. Instead, the teenage exchange student died at Santa Fe High School in Texas on Friday, when Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student armed with a shotgun and pistol, allegedly opened fire and killed 10 people before surrendering to police.

The Embassy of Pakistan confirmed her death on Friday evening. Another exchange student at the school, Sayyed Zaman Haider, said Sheikh was in the country...

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