KHYBER AGENCY - At least six people were killed by unknown armed persons here in the Chapari area of tehsil Jamrud of Khyber Agency on Sunday.

Sources said a passenger vehicle, carrying six people, was on its way to Jamrud when armed persons with covered faces intercepted it and opened indiscriminate firing. Three persons were killed on the spot while two succumbed to their injuries in hospital. The deceased were identified as Haji Sar Mir, his son Shan Ahmad, Rehman, Bilal, driver Abdul Hassan and a woman. The assassins successfully managed to escape after committing the crime.

On receiving information, the administration officials and locals rushed to the scene and shifted the wounded and bodies to hospital. The motive behind the crime could not be ascertained, however, the residents of the area disclosed that Sar Mir, a local elder, had escaped a life attempt in the near past.

Later, the political administration arrested three persons and sent them to lock-up.