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Justice Rifaqat was shot by his own guard, reveals Chaudhry Nisar

ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has revealed that the Additional Session Judge, Rifaqat Awan was killed due to the firing of his own guard during the Islamabad Court Attack – ARY News reports.

Addressing at the floor of the National Assembly (NA), Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told that the security guard has admitted this fact, whilst two more persons were present inside the room at that time.

He stated that when a suicide blast occurred then the guard unintentionally opened fire and the bullets hit Justice Rifaqat Awan.

Nisar told that Rifaqat Awan received 9mm bullets instead of the Kalashnikov, through which the terrorists were firing. He further told that the terrorists wanted to target another judge, who wasn't present inside the room at that time.

The Interior Minister claimed that the intelligence agencies (IAs) have intercepted traces and have come to know about the miscreants, when was the recce done by them and who was the target.

He elaborated that security agencies are working on it and the culprits will be found out and brought before the law.

Nisar, however said that negligence was demonstrated by the security agencies in the Islamabad Court Attack and the ones responsible will be dealt with accordingly.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

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