ISLAMABAD: A young blogger was reportedly killed, while his uncle was injured by an unidentified stabber in Islamabad on Sunday night.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Malik Naeem said that Bilal, who was with his uncle Ehtesham, was attacked in the G-9/4 area of the federal capital. Bilal was killed while his uncle was severely injured in the attack, and was currently undergoing treatment at PIMS, he said.
According to the police official, Bilal - who has over 16,000 followers on Twitter, over 48,000 on his YouTube channel and over 22,000 followers on Facebook - received a phone call from an unidentified person to come to G-9, "where a man took him into the forest".
The suspect then used a dagger to murder Bilal, said police, adding that gunshots were also heard in the area.
Funeral prayer for Bilal was scheduled at the high school ground of Bari Sheikh-ul-Bandi, Abbottabad. One funeral prayer was also offered in Aabpara in Islamabad.
A First Information Report (FIR) was registered on Sunday night at 11pm at Karachi Company Police Station on the complaint of the victim's father, Abdullah, under murder and terrorism charges.
According to Abdullah, he was at his cousin's house in Bhara Kahu when at around 9:30pm he received a call from a cousin (Ehtesham) that he and Bilal had been...