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‘Daesh-linked’ gunmen shoot intelligence officer in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Gunmen have killed a Pakistani intelligence officer in the in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, in an attack claimed by the Takfiri Daesh terror group.

Akbar Ali, an intelligence sub-inspector, who waiting at a bus stop near his home in Charsadda district, was shot dead by two gunmen on Monday, Suhail Khalid, district police chief told AFP.

Ali was hit by four bullets from the front and died on the spot, he said, adding that the armed men, who fled the scene, used a 9-milimeter pistol.

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

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