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ANP leader shot dead in Balochistan

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 00:24

Islamabad: An Awami National Party leader and his associate were gunned down and another person was injured in an attack by suspected militants in the restive Balochistan province of southwest Pakistan on Sunday.

Armed men fired at Mustafa Khan, the head of the ANP unit in Killi Karbala area of Pishin district, police officials said.

Khan and his companion Muhammad Naqibullah were killed instantly while another man named Muhammad Khan was injured.

The attackers escaped after the shooting.

Local tribesmen took the injured man to a hospital in Quetta, the capital of the province.

Police launched a search operation but were unable to trace the killers.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

The banned Pakistani Taliban, which is active in Balochistan, has threatened it will target ANP leaders and workers in the run up to the May 11 General Election.


First Published: Monday, April 22, 2013 - 00:24
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