December 03, 2018
PESHAWAR – Unidentified shooters shot dead a television reporter and left a cameraman seriously injured in Peshawar on Monday.
According to Tribal News Network, Noor-ul-Hassan, who reports for Royal TV was killed on the spot.
The masked assailants on motorcycles sprayed bullets on their vehicle on Ring Road as the two headed to Hayatabad for an assignment.
The cameraman named Sabir sustained serious injuries and was under treatment at the Lady Reading Hospital.
Police who have started investigations said the attackers fled the scene.
Hassan reported out of Nowshera district as the channel’s correspondent. He is the third journalist to be killed in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa this year.
On October 16, Sohail Khan, a reporter with daily K-2 Times was gunned down in Haripur, and on October 30 Ihsan Sherpao, secretary of Charasadda Press Club was murdered in the Tala Shah area, Charsadda.
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