MIRANSHAH: In another incident of target killing in North Waziristan tribal district, two tribal elders were shot dead by unknown armed men in Miranshah on Tuesday.

Official sources said unidentified armed men opened fire on tribal elders Malik Niaz Khan and Malik Khan in Miranshah, leaving them dead on the spot. The bodies were taken to Miranshah Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The administration has initiated investigation into the incident.

Target killings have witnessed increase in North Waziristan since the return of displaced people to the tribal district. The people of North Waziristan had also staged a sit-in recently against the increasing target killings.

Two policemen killed in DI Khan firing

Meanwhile, two policemen were shot dead in Dera Ismail Khan on Tuesday.

Unknown armed men opened fire on policemen when they were on routine patrol in Khana Sharif area in the jurisdiction of Purwa Police Station, leaving them dead on the spot. The slain policemen were identified as Ghulam Abbas and Muhammad Bashir.