Three killed, six injured in attack on police officer’s house

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PESHAWAR: At least three people were killed and six others injured in an armed attack on a police official’s house in a village in the Panakot area of Upper Dir late on Tuesday night.

The militants opened fire at Muhammad Ayaz’s residence in the Sadiq Banda village, killing his sister Saima, daughter Sidra and a boy Hamza, while injuring the police official, his father Fateh Khan, mother, siblings and another member of the family.

The bodies were later shifted to the District Headquarter Hospital, whereas, the injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital, Peshawar.

The police claim that it is an act of terror; however, the factual reason will be disclosed upon completion of the investigation.

In his statement, Muhammad Ayaz said that they are currently not part of any family feud.

Following the attack, security forces launched a search operation within the area to probe into the matter.