The journalist was ambushed by unknown assailants near Dabara refugee camp. The slain journo was heading to Tank from Gomal Bazaar when he came under attack.
He was initially taken to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHQ) which referred him to the DHQ hospital in Dera Ismail Khan where he died. The attackers were riding a motorbike and fired gunshots at the journalist at least 10 times, said police.
Zaman Mehsud was working as a correspondent for couple of Urdu language dailies. He served as president and secretary general of the South Waziristan chapter of Tribal Union of Journalists’.
Aslam Khan, a brother of the slain journalist, registered a First Information Report (FIR) against unidentified killers.