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3 killed as Jamaat leader's convoy comes under attack in Pak

Press Trust of India  |  Peshawar 

At least three persons, including two policemen, were killed today after militants attacked the convoy of a Jamaat-e-Islami leader in this northwestern city in Pakistan's restive Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

The gunmen ambushed the vehicle of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Shad Nawaz Khan when it was passing through Rabaat area of Lower Dir District, police said.

Khan's brother Sohail Khan died on the spot, they said.

Constables Wahab and Zubair, who reached the spot during the fire exchange, were also killed in the cross firing.

The attackers jumped into the River Panjkora and fled, police said. The reason behind the killing of Sohail was stated to be an old enmity.

Police have started investigation after registration of FIR. One suspect has been detained in connection with the attack.

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First Published: Mon, August 29 2016. 19:02 IST