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Journalists Killed in 1995 - Motive Confirmed: Mushtaq Ali

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1996
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Agence France-Presse and Asian News International
September 10, 1995, in Srinagar, India

Ali, a photographer for Agence France-Presse and a camera operator for Asian News International, was killed when a letter bomb addressed to Yusuf Jameel, Srinagar correspondent for the BBC and Reuters, exploded in his hands on September 7. Ali opened the package, which had been delivered to Jameel's office by an unidentified woman wearing a black burqa, while Jameel was on the phone. The explosion severed Ali's left hand, disfigured his face, and severely injured his right hand and abdomen. He died three days later.

Job:Camera Operator, Photographer
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Taken Captive:No


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