QUETTA, Aug 29: A former police officer involved in the infamous firing case in Kharotabad area was gunned down by suspected militants in the same area on Thursday night.

Police sources said that Raza Khan was receiving death threats and an attempt had also been made on his life.

He was removed from police force after a commission headed by a judge of the Balochistan High Court found him guilty of providing wrong information to security forces, which led to the killing of five foreign citizens, three of them women, in May of 2011.

“Former police officer Raza Khan was travelling in his car when armed men targeted him,” police said, adding that the assailants on bike escaped after fatally injuring the former ASI.

Raza Khan died while being taken to hospital. “The deceased suffered multiple bullet injuries in his head and other parts of his body,” hospital sources said.

“We are investigating the matter and after completing investigations will be able to say anything about the killing of the former police officer,” a police officer said, adding that efforts were under way to arrest the killers.

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