Senior journalist shot dead in Sukkur: police

SUKKUR: A senior journalist was shot dead by armed men riding a motorcycle on Queens Road here on late Sunday evening.

According to the area police, the assailants shot several fires in Jan Moha­mmad Mahar, who was associated with a private Sindhi newspaper and its TV channel.

The journalist received several bullets to his head and near his eyes, the police said, adding that he was rushed to a private hospital in an extremely serious condition. He succumbed to his wounds while a surgery was under way, hospital sources said.

A motive behind the attack could not be ascertained immediately but police believed that an old enmity might have led to the murder.

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