PESHAWAR: A Shia doctor was seriously injured and his gunman was killed when terrorists in police uniform tried to kidnap him near Syed Anwar Medical Plaza, Dabgari Gardens in the jurisdiction of East Cantonment police station late Tuesday night.
Dr Shakir Hussain is an assistant professor at the Lady Reading Hospital. In the same incident, one of the kidnappers was killed by the doctor’s gunmen.
SHO East Cantt Muhammad Wali told The Express Tribune that Dr Shakir Hussain left his clinic in Dabgari Gardens along with two gunmen and brother Dr Altaf Hussain in a motorcar. They were intercepted by the terrorists in police uniform who tried to disarm them and kidnap them near Syed Anwar Medical Plaza.
“One terrorist has been gunned down by the guards of Dr Shakir Hussain while terrorists were able to kill Kamal Hussain, a guard accompanying the doctors. The terrorists also seriously injured Dr Altaf Hussain, a brother of the Shakir Hussain,” he explained.
He said that initially the attackers were mistaken as policemen as Dr Shakir Hussain and his guards were also heavily armed but latter the deceased man was identified as Rizwan, an Afghan refugee who was in police uniform.
Police officials said that the attackers were sectarian terrorists and they were investigating the matter.
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