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SAMAA | - Posted: Sep 10, 2021 | Last Updated: 47 mins ago

Posted: Sep 10, 2021 | Last Updated: 47 mins ago

This combo shows Addl IGP Sajjad Afridi and his car that came under gun attack near Rawalpindi (TV Grab)

Additional Inspector General of National Highway and Motorway Police Sajjad Afzal Afridi has come under a gun attack in Rawalpindi. The attack has left the Addl IGP wounded and his brother Noman Afridi dead, the police said.

The senior police officer was fired upon when his vehicle arrived at the motorway interchange near Rawalpindi on Friday evening.

The gunmen fled after the attack, SSP Operations Rawalpindi said.

Sajjad Afridi was rushed to the PIMS Hospital in Islamabad.

The police have launched a search operation to arrest the attackers, the police said.

TV footage showed bullets holes in the windscreen and the front hood of a white Toyota Corolla car.

A spokesperson of the motorway police said Addl IGP Sajjad was chasing a suspicious car on the motorway M1.

Sajjad Afzal’s deceased brother Noman Afridi was also a government officer from the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) group, the spokesperson said.

The Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar has ordered the inspector general police Punjab to arrest the attackers as soon as possible. He has also called in a report on the incident.

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