Police guard of PTI MPA injured in Peshawar attack

Published: August 27, 2018
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MPA Asif Khan was visiting Ittehad Colony to condole death of a party worker’s mother. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

MPA Asif Khan was visiting Ittehad Colony to condole death of a party worker’s mother. PHOTO: ONLINE/FILE

PESHAWAR: A police guard of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MPA from PK-76 Asif Khan was injured when an unidentified armed man opened fire at him in Ittehad Colony area of the city on Monday night.

MPA Khan was visiting the area that comes in the jurisdiction of Paharipura police station to condole death of party’s town president Irfan Saleem’s mother, a police officer told The Express Tribune.

“He [MPA Khan] was inside the building where people were arriving to offer condolence and one guard was stationed just outside the building while another one was performing his duty on the road,” he said, adding that the attacker who was armed opened fire at the guard stationed on the road, leaving him injured.

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The injured, identified as Zarshad, was rushed to the Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) where his condition is said to be out of danger.

SSP Javed Iqbal Mehsud said the injured was out of danger and a pistol was used in the attack. He said that the policeman was the target and not the MPA.

Police reached the area and started a search operation. However, the attacker managed to escape after committing the crime taking advantage of congested and narrow streets of the locality.

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