PESHAWAR: Two gunmen on a motorcycle shot dead an intelligence officer in northwest Pakistan on Monday, police said.
Akbar Ali, an intelligence sub-inspector, was on his way to work and waiting at a bus stop near his home in Charsadda district when the gunmen opened fire, Suhail Khalid, district police chief, told AFP.
“Akbar Ali was hit by four bullets from the front and was killed on the spot,” he said, adding that the attackers used a 9mm pistol and fled the scene.
Separately, gunmen on a motorcyle shot dead two coast guards and a civilian and wounded a shopkeeper in a remote southwest coastal town, local police station chief Chakar Baloch told AFP Monday.
The incident, also confirmed by provincial police chief Ahsan Mahboob, took place late Sunday in Pasni, around 650 kilometres southwest of Quetta.
A spokesman for the Baloch Liberation Army, Gend Baloch, later claimed responsibility for the attack in a phone call to AFP. -AFP