Unidentified armed assailants opened fire on a passenger vehicle in Lower Kurram on Thursday, killing seven people and wounding one in the process. - File Photo

PARACHINAR: Seven passengers were killed in lower Kurram on Thursday when unidentified gunmen opened fire on their vehicle, government sources told DawnNews.

According to the sources, the passenger vehicle was traveling from the Alizai area to Parachinar when the armed assailants opened fire, killing four people on the spot and severely wounding four others.

Moreover, three of the four wounded people later died at at the Agency Headquarter Hospital while the fourth was said to be in critical condition.

Meanwhile, local tribesmen were reported to have engaged the fleeing attackers in a gun-battle.

Six out of the seven people who lost their lives in the incident belonged to the same family.

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