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Journalist shot dead in Khuzdar

QUETTA: Armed men shot dead a journalist, Munir Ahmed Shakir, in Khuzdar town on Sunday.

“Munir Shakir was on his way home after purchasing some household items from a market when some armed men riding a motorcycle opened fire on him,” DIG Kalat range Ghulam Rasool Domki told Dawn by telephone.

Sources said that Mr Shakir was hit by more than two bullets and died on the spot.

He is the fourth journalist to be gunned down in Khuzdar this year.

Mr Shakir was working for a Balochi language channel, ‘Sabaz Baat’, and for the “Online” news agency.

Presidents of Balochistan Union of Journalists and Quetta Press Club condemned Mr Shakir’s murder and termed it a plot to gag media. They demanded immediate arrest of the killers.

Source: Dawn
Date:8/15/2011