MIR ALI: One person was shot dead by unknown miscreants in Mir Ali tehsil of North Waziristan tribal district on Friday night.

The administration said 40-year-old Rahibullah was present in his house in Haiderkhel area when unidentified armed men opened fire on him, leaving him dead on the spot. The local people said Rahibullah had no enmity with anyone and it appears to be an incident of target killing.

A similar incident happened in Mir Ali few days ago where a person was shot dead by unknown miscreants. The area people said target killings have increased in the area recently. The local youth organisation had also recently staged a sit-in against target killings. The sit-in continued for several days and was ended after assurance of the authorities to take concrete measures to stop target killings.