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Two bodies bearing torture marks found in Peshawar

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Peshawar police investigating an incident. — File Photo

PESHAWAR: Two bodies bearing torture marks were found in gunny bags in the Sarband area on the suburbs of Peshawar, DawnNews reported on Wednesday.

The victims were between 35 and 40 years of age, police told DawnNews.

The bodies were taken into police custody and were sent for post-mortem.

Peshawar, capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, has long been a flashpoint for a local Taliban insurgency targeting government officials, security forces and ordinary civilians.

The city runs into the semi-autonomous tribal belt that US officials consider a safe haven for Al Qaeda and insurgents fighting both in Pakistan and across the border in Afghanistan.


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