Attacker killed in firing at Swabi courts
SWABI: One person was killed and another injured in a shootout on the premises of local courts in Chota Lahore tehsil here on Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses said that the incident occurred when the police brought alleged criminals to the courts for hearing of their cases. They said that a man later identified as Hazrat Nabi entered the court premises and opened fire on a prisoner, Javed Khan, resident of Gari Kapura, Mardan. They said that Javed escaped but another prisoner Mohammad Irfan suffered bullet wounds. The police retaliated and gunned down Hazrat Nabi on the spot.
The eyewitnesses said that the firing created panic among the lawyers and other people, who were seen running for cover. The officials and lawyers said that it was surprising to note that the attackers brought a pistol to the courts area despite police checking at the entrance of the premises.