Revenge, Not Honor Killing, Led to Couple's Killing in Pakistan, Family Says

A British couple shot dead in Pakistan were not victims of an honor killing but a revenge attack by relatives after they refused a marriage proposal for their daughters, Sky News reported.

The couple, Gul Wazir and his wife, Bagum, of Birmingham, England, reportedly traveled to the country last week to resolve a dispute over a wedding and were gunned down in the village of Salehana in the remote Nowshera province.

British police confirmed the deaths over the weekend, adding that a murder inquiry is already being carried out by the Pakistani authorities, according to the network.

The pair was reportedly shot dead after refusing to let their two daughters wed the sons of Wazir's brother.

The victims were reportedly eating breakfast on Friday when three men burst into the room and opened fire. The suspects are Wazir's brother, Noor Wazir, one of his sons, Awal Zamir, and another man, a family spokesman told the network.

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