Priest shot dead, another injured in Peshawar | thecapitaldebates

A cleric was killed while one more was harmed after equipped attackers started shooting at them in Peshawar on Sunday. As per a police articulation, the episode happened close to Ring Road inside Gulbahar police headquarters limits. The assertion said a weighty police unforeseen had arrived at the scene and a hunt activity was in progress.

Priest shot dead, another injured in Peshawar | thecapitaldebates
Priest shot dead, another injured in Peshawar | thecapitaldebates

Proof is being gathered from the location of the crime and CCTV cameras are additionally being checked," police said. The assertion added that the body had been moved to the clinic for directing a dissection while additional examination was in progress.

William Siraj was a padre at a congregation inside Chamkani police headquarters restricts," the assertion said.

In the mean time, a representative for Lady Reading Hospital said that the harmed cleric was released subsequent to being given clinical treatment to minor wounds.

Addressing the media at the location of the crime, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Abbas Ahsan said that the assault on the Christian people group was sad.

He added that as per starting reports, there were two aggressors associated with the episode. "An extensive examination has been sent off," he said. CCPO Ahsan expressed that individuals from the minority local area were focused on, adding that it was a "fear monger act".

He said that previously, police had recognized the culprits of assaults focusing on minorities and said that the equivalent would likewise be done for this situation. The official said that authorities were leading geo-fencing and taking a gander at different information.

"Not entirely settled to ensure minorities," the CCPO said, adding that a group comprising of authorities from the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) and Peshawar police had been shaped to test the case.

In the interim, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mahmood Khan paid heed to the episode and guided the IG to make important strides for capturing the offenders.

He additionally censured the way that strict heads of the Christian people group were designated, adding that the culprits would not have the option to get away from the grip of the law.

Khan gave his sympathies to the Christian people group and the group of the perished. He additionally petitioned God for the quick recuperation of the other padre harmed in the occurrence. The main pastor guided authorities to give the harmed the most ideal clinical treatment.

Addressing the media, PTI MPA Wilson Wazir said that the expired padre didn't confront any dangers and was going back and forth unreservedly.

Police are exploring the occurrence and will arrive at the culprits soon," he said. The MPA said that it would be untimely to remark on the occurrence as of now, adding that he had full trust in the police. In the mean time, PPP Senator Sherry Rehman firmly denounced the assaulted.

"Psychological oppression that objectives anybody, particularly for their confidence, is deplorable and should be battled against with the entirety of [a] clear, deliberate strategy and state power. No trade off, no evasion," she said.

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