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JWP leader, driver killed in Quetta

QUETTA: Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) senior vice-president Dr Aslam Mirza and his driver were shot dead by unidentified motorcyclists on Tuesday. Police are linking the killing to a series of attacks on Shia professionals in Balochistan. They said Mirza was visiting a poultry farm in Akhtarabad, and had just returned to his car when he was targeted with an AK-47 rifle. Mirza and his driver were shot in the head and died instantly. “We strongly condemn the killing of such a committed political worker,” said Shahzain Bugti, JWP provincial president. He said the JWP was the only Baloch nationalist party that accommodated the non-Baloch as well. “We will protest the killing of our party leader on every platform,” he said. malik siraj akbar