3 killed in Peshawar armed attack, TTP claims responsibility


PESHAWAR (INP): At least persons serving for Pakistan Army in civilian capacity were martyred when armed men attacked a vehicle here on Sunday and fled from the scene of the crime.INP reported.
A breakaway faction of the proscribed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jamatul Ahrar, claimed responsibility for the attack. The group’s spokesperson, Ehsaanullah Ehsan, said in a statement that the TTP JA gunmen carried out the attack.
SSP Rural Shaukat Khan told media persons that two armed men riding a motorcycle sprayed bullets at a Suzuki van carrying three people in Garhi Sohbat locality of Khazana, in suburbs of the provincial capital Peshawar.
All the three people present in the vehicle were killed on the spot in the armed attack and the assailants escaped from the scene after committing triple murder. The deceased have been identified as Iqbal, Abdul Rehman and Farid.
According to a security forces official all the three were residents of Punjab and had been employed by the army, in civilian capacity, whose duty was to supply milk to different units and messes of the army-owned dairy farm located in Khazana.
Bullets of 9MM and 30 Bore pistol were recovered from the scene of the attack. A heavy contingent of police and the military arrived at the sight of the incident and cordoning off the area launched search operation for the attackers.
It is worth to mention here that an increase in attacks on security forces, police, government offices and installation has been witness in Peshawar and surrounding districts during the recent weeks.


Security forces determined to eliminate militants, says Lt Gen Hidayat

PESHAWAR : Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Hidayat-ur-Rahman has said that the security forces are determined to eliminate militants and their facilitators from the tribal areas.INP reported.
He was talking to tribal elders after enquiring after the people injured in a suicide blast at a mosque in Mohmand Agency, at the agency headquarters Hospital in Khar.
Corps Commander said the security forces have broken the back of militants.
Earlier, during his visit to the Khar hospital, the Crops Commander directed the health department to ensure the best treatment facilities to the injured.