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Former IB assistant director shot dead in Peshawar

Updated July 12, 2013

PESHAWAR: A former director general of the Intelligence Bureau of Pakistan was shot dead by unknown persons in Dhaki Nalbandi area of Peshawar, police officials confirmed on Friday.

Station House Officer of Khan Raziq police station Muhammad Noor said that Muhammad Arif, a former DG of the IB, was sitting at a shrine near his residence when unknown motor-cycle riding gunmen shot him before Iftar.

The victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police sources added that Arif had retired two-and a half years ago and had served as the Intelligence Bureau's Assistant Director.