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Pakistani TV reporter shot dead

Pakistani TV reporter shot dead

Islamabad: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a reporter of a Pakistani TV channel in southwestern Balochistan province Saturday evening, police said.

Abdul Haq Baloch, who was associated with private ARY TV channel, came under attack in Khuzdar city near the local press club, reported Xinhua.

ARY TV also confirmed the incident and said that Baloch was heading home when he came under attack. The TV channel said that the slain reporter had not received any threat.

Police and witnesses said that two gunmen, riding a motorcycle, opened fire at Baloch around 7.30 p.m. local time, as he came out of the press club after finishing his routine work. He died on the spot.

The gunmen fled after the incident. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

Slain Baloch was also the secretary-general of the Khuzdar Press Club.


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