Pakistan arrests officers after shooting couple and their daughter

 

Pakistan arrests officers after shooting couple and their daughter

Multan - Counter-terrorism police also killed a family friend.

By AP

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Published: Sun 20 Jan 2019, 10:08 AM

Last updated: Sun 20 Jan 2019, 12:27 PM

Authorities in Pakistan have arrested counter-terrorism police officers after they killed a middle-aged couple, their 13-year-old daughter and another man in what the police initially claimed was a shootout with insurgents.

Police killed grocery store owner Mohammad Khalil, his wife Nabila, their daughter Areeba and a family friend, Zeeshan Javed, after stopping their vehicle late Saturday. Police say Javed was a wanted terrorist and initially accused him of using the others as human shields.

Family members and witnesses say police killed the four in cold blood and then tried to cover up their actions.

Authorities say they have launched an investigation and arrested the officers involved, without saying how many.

Area residents have left the bodies in the road as a form of protest.


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