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Peshawar Residents Accuse Police Of Extrajudicial Killing

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- Residents of a neighborhood in the Pakistani city of Peshawar have torched a police checkpoint in protest at what they say was the extrajudicial killing of an employee of the city's Agricultural University.

RFE/RL's Radio Mashaal reports that residents of the Regi area were angry over a police raid on a local home.

Residents say police detained three brothers, all employees of the university, before eventually leading one of the brothers out of the home and shooting him dead.

The purpose of the raid was not immediately clear.

Neighborhood residents set fire to a police checkpoint and demanded that the local police chief be fired.

Residents also blocked the road leading to their neighborhood.

Local officials held talks with neighborhood representatives.

The road was reopened and the body taken for burial.