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‘Stray bullets’ kill policeman in Peshawar

July 21, 2012


PESHAWAR, July 20: A police guard was killed and two others, including a cleric, were injured on Friday when stray bullets hit them in Saddar Bazaar here.

According to police, some people fired gunshots at Khalid, owner of a photostat shop on Sher Shah Suri Road, after they had heated exchanges over a dispute, but he remained unhurt.

However, some bullets strayed into another shop, injuring leader of a religious group Alamzeb Farooqui, his police guard Wakil Khan and another Fayaz, who were present there.

The gunmen fled after the attack. The guard later died of critical injuries at Lady Reading Hospital.

Mr Alamzeb being treated at LRH is the brother of proscribed Sipah-i-Sahaba Pakistan leader Aslam Faro-oqui, who was gunned down in 2007 in Peshawar. Police registered a case against the accused but failed to arrest them by night. —Bureau Report