Second newly elected K-P councilor shot dead in 24 hours

Published: June 9, 2015

SHABQADAR: A newly elected general counselor was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Charsadda while two others were injured in the second such incident in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in the last 24 hours.

Speaking from district headquarters hospital, police official, Mazullah Khan told The Express Tribune that councilor Attaul Haq was heading home in his Suzuki van when miscreants targeted him near Habibullah Korona area, a kilometer east of the city.

Haq died on the spot while two others, Abdullah and Jan Alam were injured. They were shifted to the district hospital for treatment.

The official added that while a case had not yet been registered, but an investigation had been launched to determine whether it was an incident of terrorism or personal enmity.

Read: Newly-elected village council official gunned down near Haripur

A newly-elected chairman of a village council was gunned down in Haripur on Monday, police officials said.

“Muhammad Taj alias Kaka Taj was on his way back from a relative’s funeral in the bordering village Pehdiyan of Punjab when unidentified gunmen opened fire at him,” the police said.

Taj was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The LG representative’s heirs said he was assassinated over a family feud.

Read: Spectre of violence: Post-poll clashes leave 11 dead in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Taj was elected as chairman of his village council Ladha in union council Dingi on May 30 during local government polls in the province.

At least, eight people have been gunned down in Haripur alone following the violence-marred Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa local government elections.

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