Media Workers Killed in 2010: Mohammad Sarwar
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Media Workers Killed in 2010: Mohammad Sarwar, January 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e54d68d1a.html [accessed 21 October 2014]|
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September 3, 2010, in Quetta, Pakistan
Sarwar, a driver for Aaj TV, died in violence that ensued after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a rally in Quetta, the provincial capital of Baluchistan, according to local and international news reports. Sarwar was shot in the head and chest, local news reports said.
The suicide bombing targeted a Shiite demonstration, triggering gunfire and other violence that killed more than 60 people and left another 185 injured, including several other journalists, news reports said. The militant groups Pakistani Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi each claimed responsibility for the bombing, one in a series of assaults on Shiite gatherings, local news reports said. Some news reports linked the violence that followed the Quetta bombing to surviving protesters.
Police took 12 suspects into custody, and Baluchistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani formed a judicial tribunal to investigate the attack, news reports said.
Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.