ISLAMABAD, June 11 (Xinhua) -- A journalist was shot dead on Sunday by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, local police and the media group of the victim said.
Bakhshish Ahmad, the bureau chief of "The K2 Times" newspaper, came under attack in his home district of Haripur in the province, a police official said.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad-based Pashto-language Khyber television, which owns the newspaper, confirmed the incident.
The company said the gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire at the journalist when he was heading to his office in Haripur, some 100 km northwest of capital of Islamabad.
The gunmen fled after the incident. No group claimed responsibility for the attack yet.
Police said that they are investigating motives behind the incident.
At least 117 journalists have been killed in the past 15 years in Pakistan, and of these, only three cases were taken up in the judicial courts.