Amjad Sabri, one of Pakistan’s most famous singers, has been shot dead in Karachi.According to Pakistani media, the 45-year-old died after two gunmen shot at his vehicle in the southern city on Wednesday afternoon. He was critically injured and later died in hospital.

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Police have determined the incident was a “targeted killing” but the motive of the assailants is currently unknown.

“Two riders used 30-bore pistols to shoot Sabri five times, one bullet in the head took the qawwal’s life […] We have cordoned off the area and will arrest the culprits using all our resources,” a police spokesperson told Dawn.

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