QUETTA, Nov 5 Professor Khursheed Akhtar Ansari, chairman of the Library Science Department at Balochistan University, was gunned down by militants here on Thursday night.

Prof Ansari was going to the mosque from his home near Tin town, on Kasi Road, when armed men on a motorbike opened fire on him. He died on the spot.

Prof Ansari left behind his wife, two sons and a daughter.

A person called journalists to say that the Baloch Liberation Army was responsible for the attack.

The Academic Staff Association of the Balochistan University condemned the incident and announced a boycott of classes for Friday in protest against the professor's murder.

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