October 27, 2017
ISLAMABAD – Ahmed Noorani, a senior investigative journalist with The News was attacked and seriously injured by unidentified men Friday.
According to reports, he was chased by men on motorbikes from Rawalpindi as he headed to Islamabad. He was intercepted near Zero Point.
At least six men beat him up and also thrashed his driver. Noorani suffered head injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The attack comes just over a month after another senior journalist Matiullah Jan was attacked by unknown assailants near Bara Kahu on the outskirts of Islamabad.
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