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Gunmen kill mid-ranking police officer, driver in northwest Pakistan

Police say gunmen on motorcycles have killed a mid-ranking police officer and his driver in northwest Pakistan.

Police officer Mohammed Ibrahim Khan says Amanullah Khan, a deputy superintendent, and his driver were killed Monday in the main northwest city of Peshawar. Khan was in charge of the traffic police in Peshawar.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, but suspicion will likely fall on the Pakistani Taliban.

The group is based in Pakistan's semiautonomous tribal region along the border with Afghanistan and has been waging a bloody insurgency against the government for years.

Peshawar is located on the edge of the tribal region and has been hit by hundreds of attacks over the years.