Islamabad: Nine people, including two women and a policeman, were killed Wednesday in two separate firing incidents in Pakistan.
In the first incident, unidentified gunmen armed with automatic weapons entered a house early Wednesday and shot dead eight members of a family, including two women, in Kahi area of Hangu district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Xinhua reported.
The victims had been displaced from the restive northwestern tribal Orakzai Agency and were living in a rented house.
The motive behind the killings was not yet known, but it was thought to be the outcome of personal enmity.
In another incident, unidentified gunmen killed a policeman in the southern port city of Karachi.
Two men riding a motorcycle opened fire at the policeman near Tibet Center at M.A. Jinnah Road, killing him on the spot.