Intelligence official shot dead in Pakistan

March 2nd, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, March 2 (IANS) An intelligence official was gunned down Friday in Pakistan’s Peshawar city. His 13-year-old son, who was riding pillion, was injured in the attack, police said.

Gunmen opened fire at Bashir Khan, an Intelligence Bureau inspector who was on his way to work on his motorcycle, reported Geo News.

His 13-year-old son was injured in the ambush carried out by gunmen who too were riding a motorbike, police said.

Khan, 38, died at the spot.

The shooting took place in the outskirts of Peshawar.

Pakistan is battling militants, who have viciously struck back.

On Feb 24, three policemen were killed and six injured when three heavily armed suicide attackers went on a shooting spree and hurled grenades at a police station in Peshawar. Hours later, a suspected terrorist was injured while planting a bomb.

The brazen attack was carried out a day after a deadly car bomb killed over a dozen people and injured more than 20 in the city.

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