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Pakistan: Journalist gunned down by unknown men in KP

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 19 Jun 2024, 03:02 pm Print

Pakistan: Journalist gunned down by unknown men in KP Pakistan

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Pakistani journalist Khalil Jibran was gunned down by unknown men in  Landi Kotal area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Khyber district on Tuesday.

According to a statement from District Police Officer (DPO) Saleem Abbas, unknown assailants in a vehicle pulled the journalist out of his car near his home and fled the scene after shooting him dead, reported Dawn News.

DPO Abbas said the body was shifted to a hospital for postmortem.

He said the deceased was associated with Khyber News.

He also served as the former president of the Landi Kotal press club.

The DPO told Dawn News a case was registered on the complaint of Advocate Sajjad, who was with Jibran and a witness to the crime.

As per the 2024 World Press Freedom Index published by Reporters With Borders, Paksitan reports   three to four murders of journalists each year