Peshawar: Five people were killed and two
others critically injured when a "mentally unstable" man
opened fire indiscriminately during a ceremony to celebrate
the birth of twins at a village guest house in northwest
Pakistan, police said on Wednesday.
The incident occurred at Jhandi Darasmand village in the
restive Hangu district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Mir Chaman said the twin
babies were born to the wife of a local resident, Gul Hassan
Khan, and celebrations were underway at the `hujra` (guest
house) of one Sahibur Rehman when a mentally unstable man
Five persons hit by the gunfire died instantly, he said.
The two injured were taken to a nearby hospital and
doctors described their condition as unstable.