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Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Azamat Ali Bangash

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Azamat Ali Bangash, January 2011, available at: [accessed 19 November 2017]
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Samaa TV
April 17, 2010, in Orakzai, Pakistan

Bangash, 34, a cameraman and correspondent for Pakistani broadcaster Samaa TV, was killed in a suicide bombing while covering food distribution in a refugee camp near Orakzai, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas near the border with Afghanistan. He was the second Samaa journalist killed in a suicide bombing in two days.

As many as 47 refugees from fighting in northwest Pakistan died when a pair of suicide bombers, striking minutes apart, attacked a distribution line, news reports said. The BBC and CNN said the Sunni group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi claimed responsibility for the explosions, which specifically targeted Shiite refugees. The bombing was one of five in northwest Pakistan that took place between April 14 and April 17, 2010.

Bangash, who died at a nearby field hospital, was survived by a wife and three children.

Job:Broadcast Reporter, Internet Reporter
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
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