ANP Peshawar President Shot Dead
A local leader of the Awami National Party (ANP) was shot dead in the Gulbahar area of Peshawar on Saturday, police said.
Unidentified assailants riding a motorcycle opened fire on the vehicle of Sartaj Khan – party’s Peshawar district president – who, according to the Lady Reading Hospital spokesperson, received bullet wounds on his face and chest, and he had died before reaching the facility.
Police, media reported, said a 30-bore pistol was used in the attack. He died on the spot.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but the ANP members have frequently been attacked by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in recent years.