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Tuesday
Jan042011

Pakistani Governor Fatally Shot By Own Guard

Photo Courtesy - Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) -- The governor of Pakistan's Punjab province was fatally shot by one of his security guards Tuesday in Islamabad.

Gov. Salman Taseer, a member of the Pakistan People's Party, was shot as he was getting into his car in Kohsar Market, a place popular with expatriates.  He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi confirmed the news, condemning Taseer's murder.

The guard who allegedly shot Taseer was arrested, according to officials.

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