Three Frontier Corps (FC) officials, including a command officer, were killed on Wednesday as unidentified armed men opened fire at their vehicle in Peshawar’s Patang Chowk area.

According to initial reports, the officials were enroute FC Headquarters, Peshawar when their convoy came under attack, in Faqirabad police station’s jurisdiction. The injured were shifted to Lady Reading Hospital (LRH) where they were pronounced dead on arrival.

“Amir Badshah, CO, was a grade 19 officer of the FC and was deployed at Peshawar Headquarters. He was killed along with two other men,” FC official Sharbat Khan Afridi.

Further, a police official posted at LRH confirmed that all three bodies had been brought to the hospital.

“They have been identified as Amir Badshah CO, hawaldar Rasool Rehman and hawaldar Gul Rehman,” he said.

Earlier this month, an FC official was killed during a shootout with police in a local hotel in Peshawar.

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The man who was killed in mysterious circumstances at Bangash Hotel in Dabgari area had stayed in one of the hotel rooms last night, SSP Operations Abbas Majeed Marwat.

“The person had identified himself as Yahya, a resident of Wazirsistan and stayed in room 24 of the hotel,” the police officer said. “The next morning when hotel staff knocked at the door, he fired from inside.”