Kohat: Policeman killed in gun attack on passenger van
KOHAT: Unidentified gunmen fired upon a passenger van coming from Rawalpindi in Kacha Pakha area on Hangu Road late last night, killing a policeman and wounding three persons who were traveling in it.
Authorities here said the dead man Arshad Mehmood was an official of Rescue 15 unit of Hangu police. Injured Javed and Talib also belonged to Hangu while van driver Inayat was the third person injured in the shooting.
Police have registered a case against unknown men for the attack. But a local official suspected the attack was the handiwork of a criminal group whose head Balo Mian was killed last week in a police encounter.
Meanwhile, the Hangu administration has closed the main Parachinar Road near the Police College and FC headquarters following rumours of a threat of suicide attack.