Ex-militant commander shot dead in Khyber

Updated 03 Aug 2019

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Officials said that Noor Rehman had surrendered to security forces sometimes ago and had also undergone special treatment in a de-radicalisation centre and was only recently released. — AFP/File
Officials said that Noor Rehman had surrendered to security forces sometimes ago and had also undergone special treatment in a de-radicalisation centre and was only recently released. — AFP/File

LANDI KOTAL: Unidentified gunmen killed a former militant commander in Akkakhel area of Bara tehsil late on Friday.

Police officials said that two gunmen riding a motorcycle opened fire on Noor Rehman, who was a member of a proscribed group, killing him on the spot.

They said that the assailants managed to escape from the scene after the incident leaving behind their motorcycle which was later seized by the local police.

Officials said that Noor Rehman had surrendered to security forces sometimes ago and had also undergone special treatment in a de-radicalisation centre and was only recently released.

Nobody took responsibility for the killing of the former militant commander.

Published in Dawn, August 3rd, 2019