PESHAWAR, 16 July: Unidentified armed men have shot dead a newly-elected youth councillor in the provincial metropolis.

Police said youth councillor Yasir Angar was travelling towards his home in Wazirbagh area on Wednesday night when unknown miscreants opened fire on him, leaving him critically injured. He succumbed to injuries while being taken to a hospital.

The slain councillor belonged to the Awami National Party (ANP).