The deceased was said to be returning from Dubai where he worked, the police said
At least two persons were shot dead on Islamabad-Peshawer Motorway within the jurisdiction of Wah Cantt police station on Sunday over old enmity.
According to the police, Nadeem Khan, a resident of Kohat told the police that he and his maternal cousin were on their way home after receiving his elder brother from Islamabad Airport when armed assailants opened fire on them.
Before that, he said, they had picked up an unidentified person along with the deceased on the latter’s request who just before approaching the Brahma Interchange asked the driver to pull over. He said once the driver stopped the vehicle, armed men including Fazal Rahim, Fayodin, Fazal Islam and Mohammad Noor got out of their car and opened gunfire on Israr and driver Gohar Shamim, killing them on the spot while the complainant escaped the bullets. The assailants fled the scene after committing the crime.
The taxi driver was said to be hired for the trip while the unknown man onboard also fled with the attackers. The deceased was said to be returning from Dubai where he worked, the police said.