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Imran Khan ‘injured’ but ‘safe’ after assassination attempt

Imran Khan ‘injured’ but ‘safe’ after assassination attempt

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Imran Khan has been 'injured' during an assassination attempt.

The former prime minister of Pakistan was targeted during an incident at Allahwala Chowk in Gujranwala.

Khan was shot in the leg during the attack, but is said to 'be safe'.

The incident comes after a female journalist was crushed to death during a march organised by Khan earlier this week.

Salman Zafar, assistant superintendent in Kamuke, said Sadaf Naeem, 36, a television journalist with Channel 5 in Lahore, died on Sunday (30 October) after she slipped from the container truck that Mr Khan was traveling in.

Khan’s convoy was making its way through Punjab province toward Islamabad on the march’s third day.

The demonstrators were challenging Khan’s successor, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and his government, demanding that early elections be held.

Following news of Ms Naeem's death, Khan tweeted: "Shocked and deeply saddened by the terrible accident that led to the death of Channel 5 reporter Sadaf Naeem during our March today.

"I have no words to express my sorrow. My prayers & condolences go to the family at this tragic time. We have cancelled our March for today."

Featured Image Credit: REUTERS/Alamy/Xinhua/Alamy

Topics: Politics, Crime