File photo of DSP Riaz-ul-Islam

PESHAWAR, 10 December: A DSP rank police officer was gunned down in yet another incident of target killing on Charsada road here on Saturday evening, police said.

According to Superintendent of Police (SP) Furqan, the deceased police official Riaz-ul-Islam was working in the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD). Police said that DSP Islam was on his way to home along with his son after offering maghrib prayer in a mosque when his vehicle was ambushed on Charsada road.

Police added that both Riaz-ul-Islam and his son sustained injuries in the attack. Both were being rushed to the Lady Reading Hospital but the official succumbed to injures while on way to hospital.

Soon after the attack, police cordoned off the area and launched a search operation. However, no arrest has been made so far.

The funeral prayer of the fallen cop will be offered at 9pm in Police Lines Peshawar, a statement issued here said.