Four tribesmen gunned down in Peshawar
PESHAWAR, Jan 23: Four tribesmen were gunned down in the hujra of a local person at Gul Bagh village on the suburbs of the provincial metropolis on Wednesday.
Said Rehman told Badhber police that the tribesmen were asleep inside a room in his hujra when unidentified assailants killed them. “I heard firing shots at midnight but could not understand as to what had happened,” he told the police.
The complainant said that he opened the hujra on Wednesday morning and saw that all the four persons were killed. He said that none of them had enmity.
A source said that the deceased belonged to Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency but they had shifted recently to Badhber area of Peshawar owing to lawlessness in the tribal region. They were identified as Khan Bahadur, Zaryab Gul, Jangrez and Abad.
Police said that after postmortem the bodies were handed over to their relatives and a case was registered against unidentified killers. An official said that the incident would be probed properly to ascertain as to who was involved in the crime.
MORTAR SHELLS: Several mortar shells, fired from tribal area, landed in Hayatabad and Sheikhan areas of Peshawar on Wednesday without causing any casualty.
According to sources, suspected militants fired five mortar shells at Hayatabad residential area. They said that three shells fell inside Frontier Corps residential complex located in Phase-VI of Hayatabad. They said that the mortars had been fired from Shalobar area of Bara, Khyber Agency.
The local police, however, said that only two mortar shells landed in Hayatabad and one of those hit the residential complex of Frontier Corps. People in the area remained unhurt, they said.
Similarly, another mortar shell landed in a graveyard in Sheikhan area in the limits of Sarband police station.