MULTAN - A senior journalist has been attacked by arms-wielding masked men and beaten up near his house in Multan.

Resident Editor of ‘Jang’ Zafar Aheer was attacked by masked men near Western Ford Colony in Multan, a private TV channel reported on Sunday.

Aheer was attacked when he was about to reach his home after work. He told the channel that the attackers stopped his car near his residence and started beating him.

“The attackers beat me a lot, tore my clothes and snatched my mobile phone,” he said.

More than six attackers were involved in the incident and they came on two motorbikes and a car, an eyewitness said.

The eyewitness said he rushed outside after hearing noises but an armed man pointed a gun at him and asked him to return. “The armed man said you have nothing to do with this, go away,” he said.

The attackers fired bullets from their Kalashnikov rifles in front of Aheer’s car before fleeing the site.

Meanwhile, the police said it was premature to say anything about the incident and the investigation into the incident was on.