Family of Nine Killed in Peshawar Attack

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Armed militants entered the house of Pir Israr last night and separated women from the male members of the family. Later, they tied the hands and feet of the male family members and shot them dead.File photo
Armed militants entered the house of Pir Israr last night and separated women from the male members of the family. Later, they tied the hands and feet of the male family members and shot them dead.File photo

PESHAWAR, Feb 12 — At least nine people were killed on Wednesday after unidentified armed men attacked a house located on the outskirts of Peshawar, DawnNews reported.

In the Budhbher area of the city, unknown militants entered a house and launched an attack by opening fire and hurling hand grenades.

As a result at least nine people lost their lives in the assault.

Superintendent of police (SP rural) Peshawar Rahim Shah said Pir Israr whose family was targeted, directly held no affiliation with any peace committee and was an ordinary man.

Furthermore, Deputy Superintendent Police (DSP) Fazal-i-Wahid told Dawn.com that armed militants entered the house of Pir Israr last night and separated women from the male members of the family.

Later, they tied the hands and feet of the male family members and shot them dead.

Wahid added that Pir Israr was the brother of Pir Zafar who was killed earlier in an encounter with Bara-based militants.

The nine deceased persons of Israr’s family included four sons and three nephews, while two of the nephews were said to be 16-year-olds.

The attack came a day after 13 people were killed by a triple grenade attack on a Peshawar cinema.

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