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Unidentified gunmen kill Pak reporter

May 11, 2012 14:09 IST

A television reporter, his brother and a friend were gunned down by unidentified men in Sindh province of southern Pakistan, according to a media report on Friday.

Aurangzeb Tunio, a correspondent for KTN, the most popular news channel in Sindh, was killed with his brother Rustam Tunio and friend Deedar Khaskheli at Lalurounk town of Qambar district on Thursday night.

Tunio was sitting in his office when a group of 20 armed men arrived there and opened fire, killing the three men instantly, Dawn newspaper reported.

His family accused members of the Mughiri clan of committing the crime.

Sources said a woman named Khushboo Mughiri had allegedly eloped with Tanveer Tunio of the Tunio clan a few days ago.

The elopement strained relations between Tunios and Mughiris and the killings were the result of that incident, the report said.

Police officials said an operation to arrest the killers would be launched soon.

They contended that the dispute between the Tunios and Mughiris had been resolved on Wednesday. Local journalists condemned the killings.

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