GUJRAT: A driver was killed and a colonel seriously injured when an army vehicle was ambushed near Kot Mojdeen in the Kunjah area on Wednesday.
The vehicle was going to a petrol pump when three assailants who were on a motorcycle opened fire on it, killing driver Mohammad Ramzan and injuring Col Mohammad Zahid Naseer.
The attack took place in an area considered to be sensitive because of a number of recent terrorist attacks. It is a few kilometres from Jassoki village where seven people of Shia community were killed about two months ago.
In July last year, seven security personnel were gunned down near a bridge on River Chenab in the area. Two months later, four policemen were killed in an attack on a checkpost near Kathala railway crossing. Law-enforcement agencies arrested some suspects in the attacks.