Beijing, Sep 7: At least eight people including a child were killed when some unknown gunmen attacked passenger vehicles in Pakistan’s northwestern provincial capital of Peshawar on late Friday night, local media and official said Saturday.
Station House Officer of Police Abidur Rehman told media that the incident took place at the Kohat road in Peshawar’s Mattni area, a zone between provincial capital and restive tribal region of Dara Adamkhel.
According to the police officer, unidentified gunmen sprayed bullets indiscriminately at the vehicles including a passenger bus that were traveling to southern districts, Xinhua reports.
Four people including a child were killed on the spot while four others got injured in the attack.
Police, security forces and rescue teams rushed to the site and shifted the bodies and the wounded to the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar where all wounded succumbed to their injuries Saturday morning.
Police and other law enforcement forces cordoned off the area and launched a search operation to search for the miscreants.
Police and security forces had exchange of fire with the attackers that lasted for one hour, but the assailants managed to run away to unknown place.
The motive of the attack was not known yet but local residents said that the attackers might be the robbers who opened fire after drivers did not stop the vehicles.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack yet. (ANI)