Peshawar, Feb 14 (PTI) A gunman on Thursday barged into a house in northwest Pakistan and shot dead five members of a family.

The incident occurred in Nowshera district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

District Police Office Mansoor Aman said the residents belonged to Peshawar’s Badaber area.

The slain included a couple, their daughter and two sons.

The motive behind the murders was yet to be known.

In a separate incident, five people were killed and four injured as lightening struck their house in Sur Gul Village Kohat district. The dead included husband and wife and three children.

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