Gunmen kill 7 customs officers

Gunmen kill 7 customs officers


Unknown gunmen have killed seven customs officers in two different attacks in Pakistan.

No group has claimed responsibility for the two attacks.

Security in regions of Pakistan bordering Afghanistan has deteriorated in recent years. Attacks, some claimed by the Pakistani Taliban (TTP) Islamist militant group, have risen, mostly targeting police and security officials.

“Customs officials were present for checks. when unknown persons opened fire,” said the district deputy superintendent of police, Muhammad Adnan, adding that two people were injured and the area on a busy highway had been cordoned off.

“Three days ago, five officials, including an officer, of the customs department, were killed in a shooting in the same area and the attackers escaped,” he said.

The rise in attacks has escalated tensions between Pakistan and the Afghanistan’s ruling Taliban administration.

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