PESHAWAR - Unknown gunmen shot dead a local singer while police arrested an extortionist during a raid here on Wednesday.

According to the police, unidentified miscreants opened fire on Wazir Khan Afridi, a local singer in the Faqir Kaley area of Peshawar, killing him on the spot, and fled away.

The police opined the targeted killing could be outcome of personal enmity.

Meanwhile, the police, during a crackdown in the Palosai area, arrested an accused involved in receiving extortion money in the name of a defunct organisation.

The accused also confessed to his involvement in hand-grenade attacks on Hujras and residences of political and other important personalities.