Pakistani Anti-Terror Court Judge and Family Gunned Down in Ambush

Unidentified gunmen have ambushed and killed a Pakistani anti-terrorism court judge with his family members while traveling to capital Islamabad, police said on Sunday.

The judge Aftab Afridi was traveling with his wife, daughter, and three-year-old grandson when they were ambushed and killed by gunmen in Swabi district in northwestern Pakistan on Sunday evening.

The judge’s bodyguards including his driver were also injured in the ambush.

Police officer Muhammad Shoaib said the investigation was still ongoing but that the attack may be from an “old enmity.”

Afridi was assigned in the anti-terror court of Swat district, which was a former hotbed for Taliban insurgents.

Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the attack saying, “The perpetrators of this gruesome act will be apprehended & dealt with full severity of the law,” on Twitter Monday.

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