Tribesman gunned down in Dera
DERA ISMAIL KHAN: Unknown motorcyclists gunned down a Mehsud tribesman in Zafarabad area in the limits of Dera Township police station on Monday, police said.
According to the FIR lodged by Ayaz Khan, resident of Zafarabad Colony, his grandson Sher Mohammad was watching a football match in a nearby playground when two unidentified armed assailants riding on a motorbike opened fire leaving him critically injured.
He told police that the accused persons escaped after the incident.
The injured Sher Mohammad was taken to DHQ Hospital Dera where he succumbed to his injuries.
The motive behind the killing could not be ascertained.
Meanwhile in Landi Kotal, Khyber Agency, unidentified gunmen kidnapped a transporter from Kuktarhel area late on Monday evening, sources said.
They said that Niamat Wali was abducted at gunpoint in front of his house at around 9pm. It was learnt that the abducted person was allegedly involved in stealing goods from Nato containers.
Nobody took responsibility for the abduction nor had anybody threatened Niamat Wali, family sources said.
In another incident, a passer-by was injured when a bomb planted on the roadside exploded at Ali Masjid on Monday evening.