According to BBC, a Sufi singer named Amjad Sabri was killed in Pakistan by the Taliban.

Two gunmen fired on his car in the busy Liaqatabad area, police said. Sabri died on his way to hospital.

The Pakistani Taliban has told the BBC it carried out the attack.

Sabri was a leading exponent of Sufi devotional music, known as Qawwali. Sufism, a tolerant, mystical practice of Islam, has millions of followers in Pakistan but is opposed by extremists.