PESHAWAR: A village defence committee chief and his police guard were gunned down on Monday by unidentified assailants in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. Muhammad Khan, chairman of a village defence committee in Swat district, was shot dead along with his police guard, police said. Another policeman was injured in the firefight, they said. The injured cop has been admitted to hospital but his condition was stated to be critical. Khan was going towards market from his home when the gunmen intercepted him and shot him multiple times before escaping.