Peshawar: Nine people of the same family were killed when unidentified armed men entered in the house of special force in Masho Khel village in outskirts of Peshawar on Wednesday police said.
Police said special force personal Zafar was killed the other day by terrorists however the peace committee men killed the attacker. In retaliation the terrorist entered the house of Zafar and locked the females inside the rooms and killed all the men of the family on the spot.
Police said that attackers and then entered the house and bring the men out one by one and killed them.
The assailants climbed over walls of the house in order to enter it. It was reported that there were between 30 and 40 attackers.
The incident took place during the night while the police reached the site of the attack in the morning and cordoned off the area.
Najibur Rehman, another senior police official, confirmed the incident and said that the assailants came from Khyber and had targeted the family because of their affiliations with a local peace committee.
Bomb Disposal Unit also reached the location of the attack and security officials started a search operation in the area. The bodies of the victims were taken to a local hospital for post-mortem.
Protesting the incident the residents of the area blocked Kohat Road and demanded arrest of the killers. CM Khyber Pukhtunkhwa condemned the attack and ordered the payment of Rs 0.5 million to each of the victim.