QUETTA: The principal of University of Balochistan's law college, Barrister Amanullah Achakzai, was shot dead by unknown assailants on Spini Road here on Wednesday, police sources said.

Police said the barrister was severely wounded when his vehicle was sprayed with bullets by unknown gunmen. Achakzai succumbed to his wounds while he was being taken to Civil Hospital Quetta.

Police and Frontier Corps personnel reached the scene and an investigation into the incident went underway.

There have been no claims of responsibility for the attack.

Chief Minister Balochistan Sanaullah Zehri severely condemned the academic's killing and demanded police arrest the culprits and submit a report.

A number of lawyers reached the Civil Hospital and announced a boycott of courts in protest of the barrister's killing.

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