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Afghan journalist shot dead in Pakistan

world Updated: Aug 24, 2009 12:36 IST

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Unidentified gunmen on Monday shot dead an Afghan journalist after pulling him out of his car in Pakistan's unruly tribal region, officials said.

Janullah Hashimzada, who worked for several Afghan and foreign news organisations, was on his way to the northwestern city of Peshawar when the gunmen killed him in the Khyber tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Officials said the gunmen pulled Hashimzada out of his vehicle on the Pakistan-Afghan highway and shot him. He died instantly.

The gunmen fled and no one claimed responsibility for the killing.

Hashimzada, who belonged to eastern Afghan province of Ningrahar and had settled in Pakistan, was coming to Peshawar from Jalalabad, officials said. He worked for the Afghan news agency Pajhwak, CNN, APTN and Al-Arabiya channel.

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