MARDAN: Unidentified assailants gunned down four people near Takht Bhai. According to an official of Sarho Shah police station, unidentified armed men opened fire on a jeep after the Friday prayers, killing four. The police also recovered a large cache of arms from the bullet-ridden vehicle. The initial investigations revealed that the deceased Murad Ali, Raza Khan, Zabita Din and Fazal Rabi were en route from Nowshera to release a family member Abid Ali who was previously kidnapped for ransom from a gas station around 10 days ago. Police suspect that the kidnappers are involved in the murder. The bodies were taken to hospital for identification.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 28th, 2012.