Four PTI workers killed in Abbottabad mess
ABBOTTABAD, 02 JUNE (DNA) – At least four people, stated to be Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers, were killed when gunmen opened indiscriminate fire on them near Fawara Chowk, Abbottabad.
Police said the slain people were activists of PTI and the initial investigations suggested that the incident was a result of electoral dispute. Five PTI workers were targeted. Two individuals died on the spot, while the remaining three were shifted to Benazir Shaheed Hospital where two more succumbed to their injuries.
They were identified as Dostan, Nazir, Kala, and Zakir ur Rehman, while Naveed was injured.
The case was registered at Cantt Police Station. Chaudhry Sajid, a member of the PML-N, has been nominated as the attacker in the FIR.
The heirs of the victims staged protest at Fawara Chowk and blocked the artery for several hours.
A large number of policemen have been deployed in the area, where the situation was tense following clashes between rival political forces during and after local government polls. National Assembly Deputy Speaker Murtaza Javed Abbasi, who was visiting the area, was sent back after the situation turned sensitive following the shootings. DNA
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