International karate player shot dead in Bara

BARA: Fata Karate Association general secretary and international karate player Abdul Samad along with his friend was shot dead by unidentified armed men in Shahkas area of Bara tehsil in Khyber tribal district on Saturday.

Levies sources said Abdul Samad and his friend Sada Gul were travelling in a car when unidentified armed men opened fire on them. Sada Gul died on the spot, while Abdul Samad sustained serious injuries and was taken to Hayatabad Medical Complex in Peshawar where he succumbed to his injuries.

Abdul Samad had represented Pakistan in several international karate competitions. Recently, he represented Pakistan in international karate championship in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The incident happened a day after the murder of Al-Haaj Caravan spokesman Syed Alam in Peshawar. Kokikhel tribe elders and Al-Haaj Caravan activists in a press conference in Jamrud had demanded arrest of the killers before the 25 July general elections.

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