Gunmen kill senior police official in NW Pakistan

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 12:39

Islamabad: Gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead a senior police official and his driver in a restive northwestern Pakistani city Monday, police said.

The shooting took place when the officer, who worked in the traffic department, was leaving his house in Saeed Abad, a middle-class residential area of Peshawar city.

Senior police official Khalid Hameed Hamdani and local police station chief Arshad Khan confirmed the deaths.

"It is too early to say who killed them," Hamdani said but added that police were a target of militants.

Peshawar, the capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, is on the frontline of a seven-year Taliban insurgency and borders the semi-autonomous tribal belt, where US drone strikes target Taliban and al Qaeda operatives.

AFP



First Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 12:39
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