CTD launches probe into killing of two Eagle Squad officials in capital.

ISLAMABAD -- The murder of two officials of the Eagle Squad of the capital police late on Thursday night seemed to be targeted one, according to senior police officers.

The officers told Dawn that a preliminary investigation had suggested that the two officials were moving on a motorcycle when they were targeted by armed men, riding two motorcycles.

The police officers said the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) has launched an investigation into the incident. CCTV of the Safe City Project installed on the possible routes of the attackers along with the nearby areas of the crime scene are being collected and would be examined to identify the attackers and the motorcycles they used in the crime, they added.

Head constables Ishtiaq Ranjha and Bashir Shah were on a patrolling duty in Shamas Colony on a motorcycle. They were shot dead by unidentified attackers when they reached Construction Technology and Training Institute at I.J. Principal Road.

Both the officials sustained multiple bullet injuries to upper parts of their bodies and embraced martyrdom on the spot. Circumstances suggested that there were more than two assailants who targeted the officials with different weapons, said the officers.

Over a dozen bullet shells were recovered from the spot and confiscated for investigation. They said it seemed that first the pillion rider fell on the road after being hit and later the head constable who was driving the bike.

The CTD registered a case under section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) and 302, 353 and 186 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) in response to a complaint lodged by Station House Officer (SHO) Shams Colony, Amir Abbas.

According to the FIR, the SHO along with a...

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