BAJAUR: A police official was killed when unidentified armed men attacked his vehicle in Khar tehsil of Bajaur tribal district on Tuesday evening, police and Rescue 1122 officials said.

They said Inspector Saeed Gul, 58, was going to his Sikandro village after performing duty in the Khar Bazaar when unidentified assailants sitting in a car opened fire on his vehicle with automatic rifles in Yousafabad area on Tuesday evening.

They said the police official was critically wounded in the attack.

District police officer Abdul Samad Khan said victim, who was the head of police team patrolling the Khar Bazaar, was on way home for routine monthly leave when unknown gunmen ambushed his vehicle.

He said the wounded official was shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital, Khar, where doctors pronounced him dead.

The DPO said soon after the incident, personnel at the adjacent police post in Yousafabad reached the scene but not before the attackers had fled.

Later, body of the slain police official was dispatched to his native locality for burial.

Published in Dawn, December 9th, 2021

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