ANP candidate for DI Khan mayorship shot dead
File photo of Umar Khatab Shirani.
Unidentified gunmen riding a motorbike targeted Umar Khatab Shirani outside his residence in the Model Town area.
Police have rushed to the crime scene and cordoned off the area while hunting for the attackers.
The murder has sparked a debate whether the election for the city mayorship will go ahead or will be cancelled.
A day earlier, police and agencies had carried out an intelligence-based operation against terrorists in Kalachi area of Dera Ismail Khan.
During the operation, most-wanted terrorist Commander Tahir Zaman alias Basit was killed. Security forces also recovered hand-grenades and weapons from his possession.
Reporter Sajid Baloch