Lawyer of Pakistani doctor who helped the US find bin Laden gunned down in Peshawar

Samiullah Afridi

PESHAWAR: Dr Shakil Afridi’s counsel — Samiullah Afridi — was shot dead Tuesday evening, SSP Operations told DawnNews.

Samiullah Afridi had only recently returned to Pakistan after having spent three months abroad.

SSP Operations said Samiullah Afridi was shot dead near Mithra, Aslam Dheri area of the city, while he was on his way home.

Sources revealed that Samiullah Afridi repeatedly received threatening calls forcing him to drop Dr Shakil Afridi’s case and move abroad for his safety.

Different factions of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) simultaneously claimed responsibility for the attack.

Dr Shakil Afridi, who helped the United States locate Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, has been jailed in Peshawar for his alleged links to various terrorist groups…