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Priest shot dead in northwest Pakistan ambush

PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Gunmen shot dead a Christian priest and wounded his colleague in an ambush in Pakistan’s northwestern metropolis of Peshawar on Sunday (Jan 30), police mentioned.

The unknown attackers opened fireplace on a automotive carrying the cleric, William Siraj, and his colleague house from church in the town’s Chamkani space, police officer Haroon Khan informed Reuters.

No one instantly claimed duty for the capturing. The area has seen as surge of militant assaults in current days, lots of them claimed by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a bunch which associates itself with the Afghan Taliban.

Officials didn’t identify Siraj’s church. His colleague was out of hazard and being handled, Mohammad Asim, a spokesman for the town’s Lady Reading hospital mentioned.

In 2013, not less than 78 individuals had been killed in a suicide assault exterior an Anglican church in Peshawar after Sunday Mass.

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