PESHAWAR – Backlash of Forces’ attack on Tirah Valley in Khyber Agency came as a serving colonel of Pakistan Army, Colonel Tahir shot dead in Peshawar by militants last night, PakistanTribe reported.
Colonel Tahir was deployed in Rawalpindi but he belonged to Kaga Wala area of Peshawar. Last night Tahir was there to attend a marriage function where the miscreants shot him dead.
A local police officer told media that “We were told the man was a serving colonel and deployed in Rawalpindi,” said a local policeman. “He Col Tahir came to Peshawar to attend a wedding and was targeted in Phase-III near Abaseen Market.”
Police further told that the killers came on motorbike loaded with guns and escaped immediate after their target was successfully hit. “They were not identified by any one present there in,” the officer said.
Also it is not yet clear that whether or not it was some personal reason for target killing.
Police is however searching the unknown killers and investigation in underway.
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