SWABI – A Pashto singer was assassinated by unknown assailants in Swabi on Saturday .

Police said Darwesh Khan was returning home from concert in Punpir village when unidentified attackers opened fire on his car, leaving the singer dead on the spot.

Officials said assailants fired six bullets, leaving Darwesh Khan in the same condition on the road until police received a tipoff the next morning, after which his body was sent for autopsy.

In an initial report, police confirmed that it was a case of target killing.

Darwesh was famous for folk singing and narrating folklore in public performances in Swabi, Mardan and Nowshera.