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Gunmen kill Baloch activist working for German NGO

Last Updated: Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 14:23

Islamabad: A Baloch activist working for a
German NGO has been shot and killed by unidentified gunmen in
the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi.

Faisal Mengal, 35, an employee of Germany`s Hanns Seidel
Foundation, was gunned down last night.

He was working on a project focussed on the restive
Balochistan province.

Mengal was a programme coordinator at HSF, which promotes
democracy, peace and development and is funded by the German

Police said he was with his driver when two young men
intercepted their car and opened fire.

"When the car was stopped, Mengal jumped out of the car
and started running," a police officer told The Express

The gunmen stopped shooting only when Mengal fell to the
ground, he said.

The gunmen appeared to be were target killers as they did
not attempt to harm the driver, the officer said.

Mengal was shot at least 11 times.

Police officer Fawad Ahmed said the investigation was in
its initial stages and police were looking into all possible
motives, including personal enmity, business disputes and the
involvement of any militant organisation or Baloch nationalist


First Published: Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 14:23
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