Gun­men kill Pak­istani in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cer, IS claim at­tack

The Myanmar Times - - World -

TWO gun­men on a mo­tor­cy­cle shot dead an in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cer in north­west Pak­istan yes­ter­day, po­lice said, in an at­tack claimed by the Is­lamic State group.

Ak­bar Ali, an in­tel­li­gence subin­spec­tor, was on his way to work and wait­ing at a bus stop near his home in Charsadda dis­trict when the gun­men opened fire, Suhail Khalid, dis­trict po­lice chief, said.

“Ak­bar Ali was hit by four bul­lets from the front and was killed on the spot,” he said, adding that the at­tack­ers used a 9mm pis­tol.

The at­tack was later claimed by the Is­lamic State group in a short state­ment posted on Amaq, its af­fil­i­ated news agency.

Pak­istan’s mil­i­tary last month ad­mit­ted for the first time that the Is­lamic State group had a pres­ence in the coun­try but said it had de­tained hun­dreds of its mil­i­tants and pre­vented them from car­ry­ing out ma­jor at­tacks.

The army spokesper­son said its forces had foiled planned at­tacks by IS on em­bassies and Is­lam­abad’s air­port, but de­nied the group was be­hind an Au­gust at­tack on a hos­pi­tal that killed 73, as claimed. –

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