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17 APRIL 2014

 

Olympic Boxer Shot Dead


Pakistan born three-times Olympic boxer Abrar Hussain was shot dead in Quetta on Thursday, police have confirmed.

"The assailants shot him in the head while he was coming out of his office today," police official, Hamid Shakil said.

Abrar, aged 50, represented Pakistan in the 1984, 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games. He also won a junior middleweight gold medal in the 1990 Asian Games.

He was chairman of the provincial sports board in Quetta.

"It is a great loss to Pakistan sports because Abrar was working hard on coaching young boxers as well," said Akram Khan, secretary of the Pakistan Boxing Federation.

No arrests have yet been made but police were investigating the motive behind the killing. Target killings have become a common in Quetta and other cities of the Baluchistan province.


June 16, 2011



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