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Gunmen kill Pakistani journalist in northwestern district of Tank

3 November 2015 20:08


Gunmen have shot dead a Pakistani journalist in the country’s northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, security sources say.

Rasool Shah, a senior local police official, said the attackers opened fire on Zaman Mehsud, 40, in the remote Tank district of the volatile region on Tuesday.

The official added that Mehsud was rushed to a nearby hospital with fatal injuries following the assault. However, he was pronounced dead upon arrival.

“Zaman Mehsud was riding his motorcycle when gunmen waiting along the road opened fire,” media outlets quoted Shah as saying.

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