Brothers among four shot dead in Peshawar
PESHAWAR/BATKHELA: Four persons including two brothers were killed while another sustained serious injuries when unidentified assailants opened firing on their car on Charsadda Road here on Sunday. The victims were gur traders and were on their way to market in a taxicab early in the morning when the assassins ambushed them. Two real brothers — Jan Mohammad and Akhtar Munir — were among the killed persons, sources said.
The other killed persons were identified as Jan Zeb and Ikram. All of the deceased belonged to Mohmand Agency but they were presently living in Shero Jangai area on Charsadda Road. The driver of the car, Shehzad Ali, was seriously injured in the incident.
According to officials of Khazana police station, the family of Jan Mohammad and Akhtar Munir had enmity with another family in Mohmand Agency. Police said that a bomb planted outside the house of Jan Mohammad was defused by bomb disposal squad about one month ago.
The relatives of the killed persons have not nominated anyone in the FIR registered with Khazana police station. Meanwhile, a constable was injured and van of Matani police damaged in a remote controlled bomb blast near Arbab Tapu checkpost. Additional SHO Gohar Khan and policemen were patrolling in the van when a roadside bomb exploded. A constable was injured while other policemen remained unhurt in the blast.
In Batkhela, a boy and his sister were killed while his other brother received injuries when explosive material went off at their residence in Wather area of Dargai tehsil on Sunday.
Official sources said that the owner of the house, Shafiq Akbar, was a miner and used to keep explosive material for drilling of mountains. He had kept some of the explosive material at his residence that went off when he and his wife were away. His 16-year-old daughter Uzma and 13-year-old son Hassan Akbar were killed in the blast. His other son, Khaista Akbar, received serious injuries.