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IS claims it gunned down intelligence officer in Charsadda

PESHAWAR: The Islamic State militants have claimed on Monday that they killed an intelligence police official in Charsadda, the police sources reported.

Earlier today, intelligence officer Akbar Ali was gunned down by some unknown motorcyclists, when he was on his way to workplace, and he died on the spot, the police had claimed.

Before the claim of Islamic State militants of shooting at sub-inspector Akbar Ali, DPO Sohail Khalid had maintained that this was an incident of target killing as Akbar Ali was hit by four bullets from the front and was killed on the spot.

Moreover, the attackers used 9mm pistol and fled the scene, DPO asserted.

The DPO had informed that the body of the intelligence police officer has been shifted to district hospital in Charsadda for autopsy.

Meanwhile, the attack was later claimed by the IS militants in a short statement posted on Amaq, its affiliated news agency.

“Islamic State fighters have killed a Pakistan intelligence agent in the Sardaryab region of Pakistan,” it said, referring to the local area.

Police and other law enforcement agencies have been particular targets of banned outfits in KP province. Some 1,300 police personnel have lost their lives in KP since 2007. Pakistan Army admitted for the first time last month that IS  has a presence in Pakistan  but said it had detained hundreds of its militants and prevented them from carrying out major attacks.