Gunmen kill government official in Pakistan

December 26th, 2008 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Dec 26 (Xinhua) Unidentified gunmen shot dead a government official and three other people Friday in northern Pakistan, the police said.Abdul Wahid, director of agriculture department, was killed when his car came under attack near Gilgit, capital city of the Northern Areas, News Network International (NNI) news agency quoted police as saying.

Wahid’s daughter and two relatives also died in the attack.

In another terror-related incident Friday, a bomb explosion destroyed at least five shops in northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar.

The blast occurred outside an Internet cafe in a market in Peshawar, capital city of North-West Frontier Province, and destroyed five shops, the official Associated Press of Pakistan said. There was no report of casualties.

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