SWABI/KOHAT: Seven persons were killed in different incidents in Swabi and Kohat districts, the police said on Friday.
Registering FIR with the Chota Lahor police station, Inamullah said Tajbar Khan and his son, Sher Akbar opened fire on his cousin, Babar Azam, over an old enmity, killing him on the spot. Separately, Abu Baker, 20, drowned in the Indus River while bathing.
Local divers fished out the body and handed it over to the family.
Also, a tractor-trolley struck and killed Ahmad Ali while he was crossing the Sakandari road. The victim belonged to Safroonu village.
The police registered FIR against the tractor-trolley driver who fled the scene.
SHO Chota Lahor Altaf Khan said Adnan Khan, a resident of Tordher village, was killed when his motorcycle was hit by a speeding rickshaw on the Swabi-Jehangira Road.
Unidentified assailants shot dead Mohammad Zeb, hailing from Jalbai village.
In Kohat, two children were buried alive when roof of a house caved in the remote Kamal Khel area of Gumat tehsil due to rains the other day.
The victims were identified as Abu Bakar, 10, and Kulsoom, 12.
Their sisters, Aisha, Amreen and parents, Augranzeb and Arman Khela, were injured in the incident.
Separately, the police on Friday arrested two persons with four kilogrammes of hashish from a car on the Muslimabad checkpost on the Indus Highway.
The contraband was being smuggled from Khyber tribal district to southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The suspects were identified as Sher Qadir and Ismail Khan of Bannu district.
Published in Dawn, July 24th, 2021