MIRANSHAH: Target killing incidents are continuing in North Waziristan tribal district which have created a sense of insecurity in the area.

On Saturday, another target killing incident happed in Khaisur area of Mir Ali tehsil in North Waziristan in which an innocent citizen was shot dead. The deceased was identified as Muhammad Abdullah, a resident of Khushali village.

Police said Muhammad Abdullah was standing outside his house when unidentified armed men came there and shot him dead. The body was shifted to a nearby hospital for post mortem and later handed over to heirs. Police have initiated investigation into the murder.

Target killing incidents in Waziristan region have increased recently which have created an atmosphere of fear and concern among the people. It was 44th incident of target killing in the tribal region this year in which at least 46 people have lost their lives.

On September 03, two youth fell victim to target killing in North Waziristan.

The sources said the target killers killed the two youth hailing from Bobarkhel sub-tribe of Tochi Par Khaiderkhel. The victims were identified as Dostullah and Sunib.

The reason behind the murder could not be ascertained, and no one took responsibility of the incident.

On August 30, two brothers were killed in a target killing incident in Mir Ali area of North Waziristan. Official sources said unknown armed men attacked a pick up vehicle in Nauna village and killed two brothers Hikmatullah and Rehman, hailing from Ghulam Khan.

On August 27, eminent social activist and founder president of Youth of Waziristan Noor Islam Dawar was shot dead by unidentified armed men in North Waziristan.

Local sources said Noor Islam Dawar was coming back to his village Mulagan from Mir Ali Bazaar when unidentified armed men travelling in a car and a motorcycle opened fire on him in Inzerabad area, leaving him critically injured. He was shifted by the local people to Mir Ali Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

On August 03, a police official was shot dead by unidentified armed men in Mir Ali Bazaar.

District Police Officer (DPO) Shafiullah Khan Gandapur said that Sub-Inspector Muhammad Shafiq was in Miranshah for an official task and was going back to his duty station in Shewa when unidentified armed men attacked him in Mir Ali Chowk. The police official received multiple bullet injuries and died on the spot.



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