Gunmen attack former mayor of Hangu

Published January 23, 2011

HANGU: Gunmen ambushed a vehicle carrying the former mayor of a town wracked by militancy, killing three people and wounding four others, including the mayor, police said on Sunday.

Gunmen attacked the former mayor of Hangu town, Ameer Afzal, on Sunday as he was riding in a vehicle with his relatives, said police official Gul Jamal.

Faisal's father, nephew and driver were killed, and the mayor and three passers-by were wounded, he said.

The gunmen fled on motorcycles, but one of them was injured in a shoot-out with police and captured, said Jamal.

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