Police head constable gunned down in Peshawar

Official says head constable, Mirza, was fired at while he was on his way to the police line


Our Correspondent June 29, 2015
PHOTO: AFP

PESHAWAR: A police head constable was shot dead by unidentified assailants on Monday in the jurisdiction of Yakatoot police station in Peshawar, officials said.

"Head constable Mirza was fired at while he was on his way to the police line," an official from the Yaaktoot police station said. As per initial investigations, the assailants fired at him from a motorcycle.

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Soon after the incident heavy contingents of police cordoned off the area and started a search operation to arrest the accused. However, no arrests have been made so far.

Earlier this month, unknown miscreants threw two hand grenades at a police post in Tauheedahad situated within the jurisdiction of Yakatot police station.

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Of the two hand grenades one hit the main gate, while the other managed to explode inside the post. After the attack police resorted to firing in the air which caused further panic among the residents. No casualty or injuries were reported after the incident however the attackers managed to escape.

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Layman | 5 years ago | Reply ET why it is that news like this never get to your front page from biggest province of Pakistan, on different channels ever day we see police brutality in Punjab and other crimes, I have never seen them making on to your front page, we will keep exposing the bias of ET towards PTI until it changes its policy or at least treats every one with the same, I as a citizen of Pakistan also holds the right of free speech so do publish it..crime is on the rise in otehr provinces and not in KPK as per the stats they why no such news from other provicness
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