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CTD officer shot dead in Peshawar

December 10, 2016


Suspected militants on Saturday shot dead a Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Peshawar.

Police officials said that DSP Riazul Islam's vehicle was ambushed on Charsada road.

"Riazul Islam and his son was on their way to home after offering evening prayers in a near by mosque when terrorists targeted them," said Superintendent of Police (SP) Furqan.

The police official was killed while his son sustained bullet injuries, added Furqan.

Police launched a search operation in the area after the attack on the police official and started their initial investigation in to the incident.

Last week, suspected terrorists had a targeted Frontier Constabulary (FC) vehicle with an improvised explosive devise (IED), killing four FC troopers in the same area.