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Pakistani Girl Killed in Santa Fe School Shooting Is Buried in Hometown

A Pakistani girl who was attending Texas’ Santa Fe High School as an exchange student when she was killed in last week’s mass shooting has been buried in her hometown of Karachi. Sabika Sheikh, 17, was among eight students and two teachers killed Friday. Sheikh’s body arrived in Pakistan Tuesday night and the funeral—attended by 400 people, including U.S. Ambassador David Hale—was held at a graveyard near her home. “This innocent girl had gone to brighten the name of Pakistan,” Amir Khan, a senior leader of the Muttahida Quami Movement party, which forms the city government in Karachi, told reporters at the funeral. “But due to bad luck in a country that accuses the world of terrorism, she became a victim of terrorism herself.” Sheikh’s father, Aziz, said his daughter’s case should “become an example to change the gun laws.”