Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Mohammed Ibrahim
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2009|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Mohammed Ibrahim, January 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64966523.html [accessed 23 October 2014]|
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Express TV and Daily Express
May 22, 2008, in Khar, Pakistan
Ibrahim, a reporter for Express TV, was gunned down by unknown men outside Khar, the main town of the Bajaur tribal area in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province, according to news reports. The journalist was returning by motorcycle from an interview with local Taliban spokesman Maulvi Omar, according to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and Imtiaz Ali, a Washington Post correspondent based in the nearby regional capital of Peshawar.
Reuters quoted a local journalist saying the attackers took Ibrahim's camera. They also took footage of the interview, Ali told CPJ by e-mail, after speaking with local reporters. Ali said that Ibrahim also worked for the Urdu-language Daily Express.
Bajaur is part of the restive Federally Administered Tribal Areas of the North West Frontier Province, where local authorities and international Afghanistan-based military forces were fighting with militant groups for control.
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Murder|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Unknown Fire|