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Senior journalist Aftab Alam killed in a gun attack

09 September, 2015

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KARACHI: Senior journalist Aftab Alam was killed in a gun attack near his home in Karachi's North Karachi neighbourhood on Wednesday, television reports said.

Unknown assailants opened fire on Alam near his home in North Karachi's Sector 11-C. Alam was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

The shooting took place near Sir Syed market and within the remits of the Sir Syed police station.

Alam, 42, has previously worked with Geo News and was also associated with Samaa TV at one point.

The senior journalist’s death comes hours after senior satellite engineer Arshad Ali Jafri who was associated with Geo News was gunned down in an attack on the channel’s DSNG van in Karachi’s Bahadurabad area. The van driver also suffered bullet injuries in the attack.

Police remained clueless about the motive of yesterday's attack, but investigators are sure that the attack was not a mugging attempt because it appeared to be a deliberate murderKARACHI: Senior journalist Aftab Alam was killed in a gun attack near his home in Karachi's North Karachi neighbourhood on Wednesday, television reports said.

Unknown assailants opened fire on Alam near his home in North Karachi's Sector 11-C. Alam was rushed to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors declared him dead.

The shooting took place near Sir Syed market and within the remits of the Sir Syed police station.

Alam, 42, has previously worked with Geo News and was also associated with Samaa TV at one point.

The senior journalist’s death comes hours after senior satellite engineer Arshad Ali Jafri who was associated with Geo News was gunned down in an attack on the channel’s DSNG van in Karachi’s Bahadurabad area. The van driver also suffered bullet injuries in the attack.

Police remained clueless about the motive of yesterday's attack, but investigators are sure that the attack was not a mugging attempt because it appeared to be a deliberate murder.

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