NOWSHERA, Jan 12: Unknown assailants shot dead in-charge nurse of the DHQ hospital Nowshera at a bus stop in Hakeemabad here on Saturday.

Officials said the nurse Farzana Kawsar, wife of Sajjawal Khan of Hakeemabad, was waiting for office vehicle at the bus stop when unidentified assailants opened fire on her.

As a result she got serious wounds and was taken to district headquarters hospital Nowshera where she succumbed to her injuries.

Paramedical staff and doctors staged protest against brutal murder of their colleague.

The Nowshera Kalan police registered FIR against unknown assailants and started investigation to arrest her killers.

Updated Jan 13, 2013 12:11am

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