MARDAN - A leader of Awami National Party (ANP) was gunned down when some unidentified persons opened fire at him at Mohib Road Thursday morning, police said. According to details, the deceased, ANP Information Secretary Jihar Khan Hoti, while sitting in his at the Mohib Road and was waiting for his friend, when two armed persons appear there and started firing at him. As a result, he died on the spot. Local sources and his friends and relatives told that Jihar Hoti used to issue statements against Taliban and religious parties due to which Taliban killed him.