According to police, unknown assailants opened fire at Colonel Tahir Azeem in Hayatabad Phase-III, while he was on his way back home after offering Namaz.
As a consequence, the military official was killed on the spot.
Police took his body into custody and shifted it to Hayatabad Medical Complex.
Colonel Tahir Azeem was posted in Rawalpindi and had arrived in Peshawar to meet his family.
Tahir’s brothers Waqas and Shakil were also killed by terrorists in two different incidents, a few years ago.