Policeman shot dead in Gilgit
GILGIT: Unidentified assailants on Thursday shot dead a police constable in broad daylight at JammatKhana bazaar here, said police. An official at the city police station, Ashiq Hussain, told Dawn that constable Mohammad Hassan was going to market in plainclothes for Eid shopping when he was attacked by unknown people. He died on the spot. His body was taken to DHQ Hospital Gilgit where doctors carried out postmortem and handed it over to legal heirs. He said according to preliminary investigations it was a targeted killing, adding: “We have taken into custody the mobile phone of the victim and further investigation is underway.” The incident sparked panic in the area with people rushing to safe places.