Attackers fled site after opening fire on Frontier Constabulary.
Gunmen killed three paramilitary soldiers on Wednesday after opening fire on their vehicle in Peshawar in Pakistan’s insurgency-racked northwest, officials said.
The drive-by shooting took place on the city’s Ring Road. “Three gunmen riding two motorbikes opened fire at the vehicle of the Frontier Constabulary, killing three soldiers on the spot,” said city police chief Mubarak Zeb.
He said the attackers escaped.
The Commandant of the Frontier Constabulary, Liaqat Khan, also confirmed the incident and casualties. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. But the Pakistani Taliban regularly target military and civilian installations as part of an insurgency, which has claimed tens of thousands of lives.