Pak Journalist Shot Dead In Restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province: Report by StuffsEarth

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The attackers managed to flee from the scene after killing the journalist. (Representational)

Peshawar:

A Pakistani journalist was gunned down on Tuesday by unknown gunmen in the restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in the country’s northwest, according to a tribal journalist association.

Khalil Jibran, associated with Pashto News Channel ‘Khyber News’ was shot dead by shooters near his home in the Mazrina Sultankhel area of the Khyber district.

Another person, identified as Sajid, was injured in the shooting.

The attackers managed to flee from the scene after killing the journalist.

Police contingents were on their way to the shooting site, according to sources.

The Mazrina area of the tribal district is a hotbed of militants.  Family sources confirmed Jibran’s killing, and a senior journalist alleged that it was a case of targeted killing.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur condemned the killing of the senior tribal journalist and ordered the immediate arrest of those involved.

The Association of Electronic Media Editors condemned the killing and demanded the arrest of the attacker.

Khyber Union of Journalists and Peshawar Press Club also urged the provincial government to take proper measures for the protection and security of the journalists.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by StuffsEarth staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)

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