A gunman opened fire within the premises of the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Peshawar’s judicial complex on Monday, injuring three persons and killing one, media reports have said.

Eyewitnesses on the scene reported that the alleged shooter, disguised as a lawyer, opened fire inside the ATC, creating panic throughout the judicial complex.

The incident left four individuals severely injured, prompting an urgent response from law enforcement.

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The injured victims were swiftly and efficiently transported to the hospital.

Tragically, Lady Reading Hospital Spokesperson Muhammad Asim revealed that one of the wounded individuals succumbed to injuries before reaching the medical facility.

“Four people were brought to the hospital – one deceased and three injured,” stated the hospital’s spokesperson.

According to senior journalist Iftikhar Firdous, the attacker has been arrested by police from the premises. He was one of the parties whose case was scheduled for hearing.


Firdous questioned the level of security in the court in a tweet he posted on X, “And this is the security in a courtroom?”

However, investigations are underway to ascertain the motives behind the attack and the identity of the assailant.