Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Shafiullah Khan
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||20 December 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Shafiullah Khan, 20 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f045a91c.html [accessed 12 December 2013]|
June 17, 2011, in Wah Cantonment, Pakistan
Khan, 28, a trainee reporter at the daily The News, died six days after suffering extensive burns in a June 11 double bombing in Peshawar that took the lives of more than three dozen people. The first, small blast went off at a market, drawing a large crowd, including journalists such as Khan who were covering the story. A second, larger explosion, apparently a suicide bomb, went off after a crowd had grown.
Khan, who also suffered shrapnel wounds to his right shoulder, died in a burn treatment center in Wah Cantonment, a military center near Rawalpindi, according to the Pakistan Press Foundation, a media support group.
Asfandyar Khan, a reporter for the newspaper Akhbar-e-Khyber, also died in the attack. Seven other journalists suffered minor injuries. The attack took place near the city center, in an area where military facilities are concentrated and where many major Pakistani media organizations have their offices. No group claimed responsibility for the bombings, and it was not clear if journalists or military personnel were the targets.
|Beats Covered:||Crime, Politics|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Dangerous Assignment|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|