Journalist among three shot dead in Attock

TAXILA: A chief editor of a local newspaper, his gunman and driver were shot dead near Marri village in the limits of Attock police station on Wednesday, police said.

According to family sources, chief editor of a local newspaper Arshad Jaffari was going to his office along with his driver, Akhter Nawaz, and gunman, Nazam Khan, after meeting with the district police officer Attock, sharing details with him about the threats he was receiving.

When he reached near Marri, four armed men came in a car and opened fire.

The assailants managed to escape from the scene.

Rescue 1122 shifted the bodies to the District Headquarters Hospital for autopsy.

On getting information, District Police Officer Fazal Hamid reached the crime scene and monitored the investigation and evidence collection. He also constituted various teams to arrest the culprits.


Source: Dawn

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