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Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Ejaz Raisani

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2011
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Samaa TV
September 6, 2010, in Quetta, Pakistan

Cameraman Raisani died in a military hospital of gunshot injuries he suffered three days earlier while covering a rally that turned violent in Quetta, the capital of Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province, according to local and international news reports.

A suicide bomber detonated explosives aimed at a Shiite demonstration, triggering gunfire and other violence that killed more than 60 people and left another 185 injured, including several other journalists, news reports said. The Pakistani Taliban and the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi each claimed responsibility for the bombing, one in a series of recent assaults on Shiite gatherings, local news reports said. Some news reports linked the violence that followed the Quetta bombing to surviving protesters.

Police took 12 suspects into custody and Baluchistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani formed a judicial tribunal to investigate the attack, The Express Tribune reported. Raisani was married with two children.

Job:Camera Operator
Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Criminal Group, Mob Violence
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