Man from Ahmadi community shot dead in Attock

Sat, June 04, 2016

ATTCOK: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a 65-year-old pharmacy owner from the Ahmadi community in Punjab's Attock city on Saturday.

Police said Abdul Hameed Khan, 65, a resident of Darul Islam neighbourhood in Attack city and a retired accountant was standing outside his house when two unidentified motorcyclists shot him before fleeing the scene. "They shot a single bullet to the victim's face."

The man suffered critical bullet wound and was taken to the nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival, police said.

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District Police Officer (DPO) Zahid Nawaz Marwat told Dawn that the victim belonged to Ahmadi community and was running a pharmacy store after retirement.

The senior police officer added that the police is investigating this case from two angles, it can either be a family dispute or a religiously motivated target killing.

A case has been registered against unidentified attackers in Attock City police station.

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