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Pak police kill gunman firing shots from hotel in Peshawar

world Updated: May 10, 2016 14:47 IST

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Pakistani police on Tuesday gunned down a tribesman at a hotel in Peshawar after he was reported to have fired aerial shots and also opened fire on security personnel.

The incident occurred at the Bangash Hotel in interior Peshawar city that falls under the jurisdiction of Shah Qabool Police Station.

Police received information that a tribesman was firing aerial shots. He was firing shots at short intervals from the ventilator of his hotel room.

Police rushed to the site and the tribesman, hailing from North Waziristan Agency, started firing on them to which the police party retaliated.

The tribesman was killed in the police firing. He was identified as Aayah Jan, a retired employee of Frontier Corps.

The police recovered a pistol from his hotel room.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) during search operation in Upper Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa arrested three terrorists.

The arrested terrorists were involved in attacks on security forces since 2009-2011. The arrested terrorists were shifted to an undisclosed location for further interrogation, sources said