Pakistani singer shot dead

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Pakistani qawwali singer Amjad Sabri was shot dead in the city of Karachi on Wednesday, media reports said.

The 45-year-old singer and an associate were travelling in a car in Liquatabad 10 area when attackers opened fire at their vehicle, Dawn reported.

They suffered injuries and were shifted to a hospital where Sabri died.

Sabri was “shot thrice – twice in the head and once on the ear”, Dawn quoted police sources as saying.

Sabri was on his way to a private television channel’s studio to “take part in the Iftari transmission”, Dunya News said.

Sindh home minister Suhail Anwar Sial has asked for a report of the incident from police, it said.

Sabri was the nephew of qawwali icon Maqbool Sabri who passed away in 2011, Dawn said.

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