4 ex-peace militiamen gunned down near Peshawar

Published: May 30, 2017
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The men were on their way to ask a girl’s hand in marriage. PHOTO: REUTERS

The men were on their way to ask a girl’s hand in marriage. PHOTO: REUTERS

PESHAWAR: Four members of a defunct pro-government peace militia were killed and another was injured in a targeted attack in Mattani Bazaar, on the fringes of Peshawar, on Monday.

“Irshad, Imtiaz, Waheed and Muhammad Ali – all former volunteers of the defunct Adezai Aman Lashkar – were killed when gunmen ambushed the vehicle they were travelling in,” SP (Rural) Shaukat Khan told The Express Tribune. The injured was identified by him as Mohsin.

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“These men were going to settle a matrimonial dispute. In fact, they were going to ask a girl’s hand in marriage,” he said. “They had been active in the Adezai Aman Lashkar in the past.”

“Irshad’s father had also been killed in a suicide attack,” he said, adding that Waheed was a general councillor. “This is preliminary information as the FIR has yet to be registered,” he said.

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