Aftab Afridi, judge of the Pakistani anti-terror court, died in an ambush against his convoy.
The Chief of Police of Swabi region, Mohammed Shoaib, about 82 kilometers from Peshawar, the capital of the northwest Khyber Pakhtunkwa state near the border with Afghanistan, said in a statement that the judge Afridi, who traveled to the capital Islamabad, as well as his wife, daughter and son lost their lives as a result of the attack.
Shoaib said the reasons behind the attack will be investigated, but it appears to be an attack that was the result of an old hostility.
While the identity of the attackers who managed to escape from the scene after the ambush has not been determined yet, it was reported that both bodyguards of the judge were injured in the incident.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan also condemned the incident in his post on Twitter and promised the family that the perpetrators of this horrible act would be arrested and brought to trial.