DERA ISMAIL KHAN: An official of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) was shot dead by unidentified armed men in Dera Ismail Khan on Tuesday.

Police said the incident happened in Gali Qureshian Wali in the jurisdiction of City Police Station. The CTD official was going for his duty from his home when he was targeted by two militants riding a motorcycle. The slain CTD official was identified as Kamran.

Police have initiated investigation into the incident.

DI Khan is a sensitive area for police where they often come under attack from militants. On 9 January, two policemen were injured in a bomb attack in Kulachi area of DI Khan.

A homemade bomb planted on the roadside exploded near a police van when it was on routine patrol. Driver Zahoor and constable Fareed were injured in the incident while the police van was damaged.

Woman strangulates mother-in-law

A woman allegedly strangulated her mother-in-law in Nogram village in Totalai, Buner district on Monday.

Totalai Police Station officials said a woman gave sleeping pills to her mother-in-law and then invited a person to her home. Meanwhile, the mother-in-law woke up after which the woman along with her ‘friend’ strangulated the elderly woman.

The accused woman has been arrested by police and sleeping pills have been recovered from her. The woman’s friend, identified as Diyar Syed, escaped from the scene after the incident. Police are conducting raids to arrest the culprit. It was not ascertained immediately what Diyar Syed was doing in that house and what was his relation with the two women.

Murder case has been filed against both the accused and further investigation is underway.

In another case in Buner, police arrested a person on charges of harassing two women.

A woman filed a complaint with police that a person was harassing her and another member of her family. Police arrested the accused, Fazal Karim, and initiated interrogation from him.

The complainant woman told police that the accused used to harass her and another woman on gunpoint.

Meanwhile, police arrested an accused involved in the murder of his friend in Nowshera.

A boy, Aimal went missing from his home on 24 January and then his body was recovered on 27 January. After investigation, it was revealed that he was actually killed by his friend Wasim. Wasim has been arrested and during interrogation he told that he killed Aimal for ‘befriending’ other people.