One transgender killed, two injured in Karak firing incident

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One transgender killed, two injured in Karak firing incident

KARAK: One transgender person was killed and two others were injured when armed men opened fire on their vehicle in Jatta Ismail Khel area of Karak district late Tuesday night.
According to details, the transgender persons were returning to Peshawar after attending a musical event in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Karak district when their vehicle came under attack.
The victim belong to Mansehra district while the injured hail from Peshawar and Swabi. Police has launched a search operation in the area to nab the suspects.
The transgender community regularly comes under attack in the north-western province. Last year, the Alliance for Transgender and Inter-sex Community (TransAction) claimed that incidents of violence against them and hate crimes perpetrated by the police administration in various districts were on the rise.
Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Qazi Jamil of Peshawar had formed a four-member high-level committee to submit a comprehensive report on the incidents of violence against the transgender community in KP. The decision to form a committee came after frequent reports surfaced of transgender persons being mugged, assaulted and harassed regularly across the city.

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