Journalist shot dead during robbery bid

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Staff Reporter
Quetta

A journalist was shot and killed during an alleged robbery bid in the Bank Colony area of Quetta on Saturday evening, police officials said.

Police said the journalist, Abdul Wahid Raisani, was going home from his office on Saturday’s evening when robbers tried to snatch his motorcycle near Qambrani Road.

During the ensuing struggle, the robbers fired shots, one of which struck Raisani’s chest, they added.

Rescue teams took Raisani to the hospital “immediately” after the firing incident but he could not survive the wound and passed away, according to police. Further investigation is ongoing, they said.

The journalist’s family refused to give a statement. Raisani had been working as a sub-editor for Daily Azadi for the last three years.

The Balochistan Union of Journalists strongly condemned the incident and demanded the immediate arrest of those responsible for Raisani’s death.

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