GHALLANAI: Four family members of former Tarakzai peace committee leader Haji Salam were killed when unidentified gunmen opened fire on them in the Michni area of Ekkaghund.
An official told The Express Tribune that the family had received a call the previous night upon which the son and three nephews of the former leader, went armed to a house in Gul Tabar. There unidentified men ambushed them and opened fire on them, injuring them severely.
All four men succumbed to their injuries and locals found them dead when they reached there in the morning.
Following this, the political administration and army initiated a search operation and arrested nine suspects.
The motive behind the target killing is yet to be determined.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 19th, 2012.
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