KHAR: A physician was wounded in an incident of firing in Bajaur Agency’s Khar tehsil, officials of the local administration and health department told Dawn on Sunday.

They said Dr Tariq Khan, a senior physician at the agency headquarters hospital, Khar, was on way home in the Khar town from the hospital when he was targeted near the civil colony.

Sources in the hospital said the doctor was seriously wounded in the incident. They said the doctor was hit by a bullet, which might have come from an exchange of fire between rival persons in the area.

The sources said the condition of the wounded doctor was still critical and he might have to be shifted to a hospital in Peshawar. The local administration claimed that the person responsible for the firing had been arrested while trying to escape the area.

An official said the wounded doctor was going home on the hospital road when an accused opened fire on his rival who was passing the the same road, but unfortunately the bullet missed the target and hit the doctor. Published in Dawn, January 1st, 2018

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