Former Pak Army Brigadier shot dead by unknown assailants
His wife and daughter were injured in the attack

at 10:28 pm
File pic of Pakistan Army Brigadier (retd) Amir Hamza

Islamabad, June 18: A former Brigadier of the Pakistan Army, Amir Hamza, was shot dead by unknown gunmen on a motorcycle near Lillah interchange in Jhelum district of Punjab.

Hamza, a former director general of the Emergency Services Academy, was travelling in a car along with his wife and daughter, when the attack took place. While Hamza died on the spot, his wife and daughter were wounded in the attack on Tuesday.

A case was registered against four unknown assailants in the jurisdiction of police station Lillah, Jhelum, for the murder of former Brigadier (Retd) Amir Hamza, on a complaint filed by the deceased’s brother.

The complaint listed charges of murder and attempted murder against four unidentified individuals, according to Express News.

Principal Muhammad Ayub, of Commerce College, the brother of the deceased, stated in the complaint that his brother Brigadier (Retd) Amir Hamza along with his wife Safia and daughter Muskan were travelling in a car on their way to meet another of his daughters in Chakwal on the occasion of Eid.

Ayub said he was riding on a motorcycle with his cousin, trailing a short distance behind his brother.

He added that as soon as his brother’s vehicle slowed down near Lillal interchange, suddenly two motorcycles with four armed men surrounded the car and started firing indiscriminately.

The complainant added that the assailants made sure their target was dead, before firing aerial shots as they fled away.

Rescue 1122 sources confirmed that the retired Brigadier had died on the spot and that his wife and 21-year-old daughter were injured in the attack.

According to unverified reports, Brigadier Ameer Hamza (Retd), was allegedly one of the key conspirators of the 2018 attack on the Sunjwan Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir carried out by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terrorists.

Five Indian Army men, including two Junior Commissioned Officers (JCOs), were killed in the attack that took place on February 10, 2018.

Twenty people, including 14 soldiers, five women, and one child, were injured in the attack.