Masked man kills cop in Peshawar
[Dawn] A policeman was rubbed out by an unidentified masked man in a targeted attack in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
Officials said that a constable of the Peshtakhara cop shoppe was performing duty outside a church in Umeedabad area when an unidentified masked man opened firing on him and injured him seriously.
They said that the constable received bullets in his chest. He was taken to Khyber Teaching Hospital where he departed this vale of tears. The dear departed policeman was identified as Shehzad Gul, a resident of Naguman area.
According to police, the incident took place at around 8am. Quoting eyewitnesses, police said that the assailant was alone. He was armed with a pistol and managed to escape after firing at the policeman, they added.
In Khyber Agency, two rustics were killed and three others received injuries when armed persons attacked a passenger vehicle in Bara tehsil on Friday.
Sources said that more than 12 Akkakhel rustics were on their way home in a passenger pick-up when unidentified gunnies ambushed the vehicle near Zawa area.
The firing at the vehicle resulted in killing of Mohammad Khan and Juma Dar, they said, adding that Abdul Matin, Zar Khan and Noor Said were maimed critically in the attack.
Sources said that the area was infested with members of some banned bad turban groups who were carrying out attacks against security forces and volunteers of local pro-government peace committees.
Posted by: Fred 2013-07-06