KHYBER AGENCY  - Three persons were shot dead including father and son, and another wounded by unknown gunmen on Sunday evening here in Shahkas area of tehsil Jamrud of Khyber Agency.

The administration official and local sources confirmed the incident and said, three local tribesmen identified as Asghar son of Akram,Izhar son of Asghar, Adnan son of Saleem of Zuhra Khel were travelling in a car in Wazirdand, Jamrud from Shahkas when they were intercepted by unknown motorcyclists who opened indiscriminate firing at them. 

Resultantly, three persons were killed on the spot while another of their colleague known as Aftab son of Sameen received bullet wounds. The killers made their safe escape after committing crime, locals said.

Immediately afterthe incident, the law enforcing agencies rushed to the scene, cordoned off the whole area and shifted the injured and dead bodies for medical aid and medico-legal formalities, hospital sources informed.

Massive search operation was launched in the area.