2 shot dead in Bannu
BANNU: Two persons were shot dead in separate incidents in the district on Wednesday. Police said that Noor Muhammad was sitting at his shop when Ashraf, Qasid and Akhtar allegedly opened fire at him, killing him on the spot. The brother of the deceased said that the attackers had accused his brother of being involved in a robbery case in the area. Separately, the bullet-riddled body of Fayaz was found dumped on the Mandan Road. Sources said unidentified persons had shot him dead after snatching cash and mobile set from him. Meanwhile, police foiled a robbery attempt and held two dacoits. Acting on a tip-off, a party of Serai Naurang police reached Kot Kashmir and forced two alleged dacoits to surrender. The arrested robbers were identified as Attaullah and Jan Muhammad. Hand–grenades, detonators, pistols and cartridges were also recovered from them.