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Popular Pakistani female singer shot dead in Peshawar

Published on Jun 19, 2014 2:33 PM

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) - Unknown gunmen shot dead a popular female singer in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar in the latest attack against women artistes, officials said on Thursday.

Ms Gulnar, 38, famous under her performing name Muskan, was shot by four gunmen who barged into her house on Wednesday. She died in hospital.

"The singer Gulnar has been shot dead," local police station chief Riazul Haq told AFP. "She had married three times and had some personal enmities."

Attacks against female singers are common in Pakistan's conservative north-western province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, where many consider the performing arts to be unIslamic.

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