Gunmen kill deputy speaker in Pakistan

April 21st, 2009 - 5:01 am ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, April 21 (IANS) Two people, including a legislative assembly deputy speaker, were shot dead in an attack late Monday in northern Pakistan, Geo TV reported.
According to the report, some unidentified gunmen opened fire on the car of Syed Asad Zaidi, the deputy speaker of Northern Areas Legislative Assembly (NALA), in Kashrot area of Gilgit, killing him on the spot.

Another person, who was travelling with Zaidi, was also killed while the driver of the car critically wounded in the attack.

Police have begun an investigation into the incident.

The provincial government has also announced one-day mourning Tuesday.

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