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Global Voices Author Raza Rumi Attacked By Unknown Gunmen In Lahore

Categories: South Asia, Pakistan, Breaking News, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Governance, Human Rights, Law, Media & Journalism, War & Conflict

Notable Pakistani, columnist, TV anchor and blogger [1] (also a Global Voices author [2]) Raza Rumi [3] was attacked by unidentified gunmen near Raja market on Ferozpur road in Lahore, Pakistan. At 8:55PM tonight he tweeted:

According to reports [5], Rumi escaped with a minor injury after unknown gunmen opened fire at his car and he managed to take the injured guard and driver to the hospital. His driver succumbed to his injuries and the guard is fighting for his life.

Netizens’ reactions are pouring in: