Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Unconfirmed: Siddique Bacha Khan
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2010|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Unconfirmed: Siddique Bacha Khan, January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64968426.html [accessed 21 August 2014]|
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August 14, 2009, in Mardan, Pakistan
Unidentified gunmen shot Bacha Khan in the city of Mardan in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, according to news reports.
A news correspondent for the independent Aaj TV channel, Bacha Khan was ambushed and shot at close range, the channel reported on its Web site. Earlier, he had interviewed family members of a former military official who was killed by the Taliban, and was returning to the office when he was shot, the channel's bureau chief, Imtiaz Awan, said on its Web site.
The journalist died en route to the hospital, according to Aaj TV and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists.