(BBC) Punjab governor Salman Taseer assassinated in Islamabad

The governor of Pakistan’s Punjab province, Salman Taseer, has died after being shot in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.

Mr Taseer, a senior member of the ruling Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), was shot in a popular shopping distrinct of the city by a member of his own security detail.

He was taken to hospital where he died from his injuries.

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