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Four People Killed In Attack Targeting Lawmaker In Pakistan

Four people, including two police officers were killed in northwestern Pakistan in an attack targeting a provincial lawmaker from former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e Insaf Party (PTI), police said on August 7.

Lawmaker Liaqat Khan and three others were wounded in the attack that took place in the Maidan area of the Lower Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province late on August 6. The volatile province is governed by the PTI.

Khan, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds, was transferred to hospital in the provincial capital, Peshawar. Doctors said Khan “was operated upon” and that “he was out of danger.”

Police said the lawmaker and his associates were returning home after attending a funeral when their vehicle came under attack by unidentified gunmen. Among those killed were the nephew and brother of the PTI lawmaker.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Police have cordoned off the area and launched a probe.

Based on reporting by AP and