Monday 24 August 2009

Reporter killed in Khyber shooting

Janullah Hashimzada, freelance reporter and Pajhwok Afghan News correspondent in Peshawar, has been shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Pakistan's lawless tribal region of Khyber, bordering Afghanistan.
Another passenger travelling with the reporter in a van was wounded in the attack that took place in Soor Kamar area of Jamrud sub-district.
Hashimzada was going from the Torkham border town to Peshawar. The assailants in a car intercepted the van and shot him dead, a friend of the journalist told Pajhwok Afghan News. Although no one has so far claimed responsibility for the murder, Hashimzada's friend Aimal Khattak claimed unknown men had threatened the journalist with death some three weeks ago. Hashimzada, a freelance reporter with Pajhwok for four years, also worked for the Shamshad TV channel. He had worked for the Associated Press (AP), Al-Arabia TV channel, Wahdat and Sahar newspapers.
Via Pajhwok Afghan News

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