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LAHORE: Unidentified gunmen shot dead a college teacher in Wahdat Colony area of Lahore, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Professor Rao Altaf Hussain, a teacher at Government College of Science was killed by unknown attackers when he was returning home after droping his son at his college, police said.

The police have started investigation into the incident to determine whether the attack was a targeted killing. Police officials are getting help from the CCTV footage of the incident and the eyewitnesses to trace the culprits.

The professor’s body has been shifted to Mayo Hospital in Lahore, officials said.

Scores of teachers have been killed by the criminals in various incidents of targeted killing across the country.

Unidentified assailants had killed principal of Law College in Quetta Barrister Amanullah Khan this year.

Last year in April Prof. Waheedur Rehman of Mass Communication department of Karachi University was targeted to death.

Another prominent teacher and the Dean of Islamic Studies in Karachi University Prof. Shakeel Auj was killed in Gulshan Iqbal area of Karachi in 2014.

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