Rockets fired at home of former Pakistani official

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 15:56

Peshawar: Unidentified assailants fired rockets at the home of a former chairman of the Public Safety Commission in northwest Pakistan though there were no casualties in the attack, officials said today.

Three rockets fired from an undisclosed location late last night partially damaged the home of retired official Azam Khan in Mardan district of the North West Frontier Province, officials said.

Police cordoned off the area and conducted a search operation after the attack. Khan is the brother of former parliamentarian Shad Ali Khan, a senior leader of the
opposition PML-Q.

Similar attacks were made on his residence in the past too.
Police are investigating whether the latest incident was a terror attack or the result of some personal enmity.
Officials said persons involved in feuds over land and property in insurgency-affected northwest Pakistan have been targeted by their opponents in rocket attacks to create an
impression that they were victims of a terrorist attack.


First Published: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 15:56
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