Death toll from Matani firing touches eight

Saturday, September 7th, 2013 10:00:11 by

PESHAWAR: The death toll from a firing incident at Matani increased to eight after two more injured succumbed to their injuries in the hospital on Saturday.According to the hospital sources, six people were killed and some others were injured after gunmen opened fire on a car and passenger bus in Matni area, on the outskirt of Peshawar on Friday night.Police said the unknown shooters targeted a car near Gulzar Chowk in Matni area around midnight however, local residents who came out of their houses after hearing gunshots also became victims of the bullets sprayed the attackers.The police rushed to the crime scene before the attacker could flee and engaged them in a gunfight however, the attackers managed to flee after exchange of fire.A search operation to apprehend the culprits was launched after the incident while the identities of the victims could not be ascertained till the last reports.Police have prepared the initial report of the incident according to which the killers had targeted the vehicle of Nasarullah, a resident of Quetta.Police further said there were total 35 to 40 attackers who ambushed Nasarullah.The report also revealed that one of the attackers got injured but the other militants took him away…
Peshawar News Sources

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