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JI charity worker gunned down in Charsadda

January 05, 2013

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PESHAWAR: The provincial head of a charity organisation run by the Jamaat-i-Islami was gunned down along with his driver on Saturday in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Charsadda district.

Meanwhile, a local leader of the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) was killed with three other people in a separate incident when they were caught between a gun fight between two rival groups in FR Dera Ismail Khan district.

The provincial chief of the JI’s Alkihdmat Education Wing’s was shot dead along with his driver When unnidentified gunmen riding a motorbike Saturday afternoon targeted his vehicle in the Utmanzai area of Charsadda District.

Charsadda Police confirmed that Alkhidmat Foundation’s education wing in-charge, Zakir Hussain was targeted along with his driver Khadim Shah in the Utmanzai area of Charsadda and both of them died on the spot when the attackers opened fire on them

Advocate Israrullah, provincial information secretary of the JI, confirmed that Hussain was killed while he was on an inspection visit to a local school run by JI in Charsadda district.

To a query, he said: “Zakir Hussain had no enmity with any one, and the incident is a target killing by terrorists, who are striking at will but the law enforcement agencies had failed to protect its citizens.”

In the separate incident in the Darazinda area of FR DI Khan, the JUI-F former amir of the area, Sahibzada Abdul Salam was killed along with two others, Pir Shah and Spin Gul when they were caught in clash between two rival groups at a hotel.

Administration officials said Abdul Salam was sitting with his workers at a local hotel when rival groups traded gunshots. Sahibzada Abdul Salam and Pir Shah were killed on the spot while Spin Gul died in the hospital.

Officials said that Abdul Salam, however, was not the target but had fallen prey to firing between the two groups.