Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Tahir Awan
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2010|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Tahir Awan, January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64968823.html [accessed 29 January 2015]|
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January 4, 2009, in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
A suicide bomber killed Imran, a cameraman trainee for Express TV, and Awan, a freelance reporter for the local Eitedal and Apna Akhbar newspapers, in the town of Dera Ismail Khan, North West Frontier Province, according to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and local news reports.
The fatal explosion occurred in the wake of a smaller blast and was apparently designed to target the early responders to the scene, the reports said. At least five other people were killed and several more injured, including police and civilians, in the early evening attack, according to the news reports.
The Pakistan Press International news service reported Awan's name as Tahir Saleem Awan.
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Dangerous Assignment|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|