Unidentified gunmen riding a motorcycle shot dead a journalist in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Sunday before fleeing the scene, police said.

Bakhshish Ahmad , bureau chief of The K2 Times, was killed while on his way to work in Haripur, local authorities said.

The Islamabad-based Pashto-language Khyber television, which owns the newspaper, confirmed the incident.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Police said they were investigating motives behind the incident.