PESHAWAR - An official of the Intelligence Bureau was gunned down when some unknown armed persons opened fire at him in Yakatoot area here on Tuesday.

According to sources, the deceased, Siraj-du-Din, was on way to home from a nearby mosque, when unknown armed persons opened fire at him and fled from the scene.

Siraj was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment, however, he succumbed to his injuries.

The local police meanwhile rushed to the site and cordoned off the area for investigation. A search operation was also launched later in the area, however, no arrest was made so far in this regard.

It is worth mentioning here that two months back one of the Assistant Directors of FIA was also killed by unknown persons in the city.