PESHAWAR: Unidentified gunmen on Sunday shot dead a serving colonel of the Pakistan Army in Hayatabad Phase 3.
According to Hayatabad Police, two assailants on a motorcycle targeted Col Tahir Azeem in Abaseen Market when he was on his way home from a nearby mosque.
Local police said Tahir Azeem expired on the spot after sustaining multiple bullet wounds.
According to reports, Col Tahir Azeem’s brothers— Waqas and Shakil— were also shot dead in separate attacks in 2004 and 2005. Both Waqas and Shakil, however, had no association with the armed forces.
Tahir Azeem was posted in Rawalpindi; he was in Hayatabad to visit his family.