Army Colonel Shot Dead in Peshawar

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Friday, 11 March 2016 19:14

PESHAWAR: Unknown gunmen on Friday shot dead a colonel of the Pakistan Army near the Ring Road in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa capital, police said.

According to police, Colonel Tariq Ghafoor was on his to a mosque for Friday prayer when unidentified armed men targeted him. Police said they have launched a search operation to arrest the attackers who managed to flee after executing the murder.

The investigators have yet to ascertain the motive behind the murder. The deceased was the son of Maj-Gen (retd) Fazal Ghafoor, who also served as Inspector General (IG) Frontier Corps between 1994-1997 and later as a diplomat, after retiring from military service.

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