A file photo of slain journalist Zaman Mehsud.

TANK, 3 November: A local reporter Zaman Mehsud was gunned down by unknown persons in district Tank of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) on Tuesday.

Official sources said that Zaman Mehsud 40, was riding a motorcycle  to Tank bazar from home when unknown gunmen intercepted his bike and opened fire on him near Dabara refugee camp. As a result he got serious injuries and died on way to hospital. Zaman belonged to South Waziristan Agency and lived in Gomal area.

He was reporter of a private TV channel from district Tank. No one has claimed responsibility for his killing yet.

Journalists bodies across the country have condemned Zaman Mehsud and asked the federal and provincial governments of KP to arrest the culprits at the earliest.

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