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Muhammad Alam Khan
Friday, April 12, 2013
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BANNU: Five persons including a station house officer (SHO) were killed and six others sustained injuries in firing in wedding ceremony here on Thursday, sources said.


The sources said that the wedding ceremony of Manzoor, brother of SHO City Police Station, Zeenatullah Jan, was in progress in Mohallah Abkari when a group of gunmen arrived and opened fire in the air to celebrate the occasion.


SHO Zeenatullah Jan, Waqas, Muhib, Hamid and Aftab were killed on the spot while Muhammad Ashfaq, Murad Ali, Imran, Neikbawar, Ahmed and Manzoor sustained injuries. The injured were rushed to the District Headquarters Hospital where condition of some of the injured was stated to be critical.Some reports suggested that there was a cross-firing between two groups during a music party in the wedding ceremony.