Javed Khan

The bureau chief for Ausaf, the Urdu language daily newspaper in Matta, was shot and critically injured by two unidentified gunmen who opened fire on his vehicle in the northwest of Pakistan. Reports said that the local police confirmed the incident, saying that journalist was with police guard in what they described as “a targeted attack.”

36-year-old Javed Khan, who previously worked as a correspondent for Dawn in Mingora, a locality of the Swat valley, was taken to hospital but died on the way.