Peshawar: At least nine people of a family were killed and seven others wounded when their vehicle was ambushed by unidentified armed men in this northwestern city in Pakistan today.
The bloody incident took place?in Yar Hussain area of Swabi district bordering Punjab province. Unknown armed men opened indiscriminate fire on the vehicle, resulting in the death of nine people. The seven injured also included women and children, police said.
Police officer Aijaz Khan confirmed the number of deaths in the incident. He added that the people were going from Swabi to Peshawar airport to accompany a relative, who was leaving for Saudi Arabia.