LANDI KOTAL, Jan 6: Five persons, including a woman and a minor boy, were killed when unidentified gunmen opened firing on a taxicab in Jamrud area of Khyber Agency on Sunday.

The driver of the vehicle was injured in the attack, official sources said. Tribal elder Malik Sher Mir Sikandarkhel and his son Shan Mohammad were among the dead, they added. They said that the taxicab was ambushed at Shangirh area near Gudar village when it was on its way to bazaar.

Officials said that other victims of the firing incident were identified as wife of Misal Shah, a minor boy Bilal and another passenger Rehmanullah.

Officials said that the tribal elder and his son were killed on the spot while the rest of victims succumbed to their injuries in a hospital. The driver of the car identified as Abdul Hashim was injured critically in the attack. Reason behind the incident could not be known. —Correspondent

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