Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Abdul Wahab
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2010 - Motive Confirmed: Abdul Wahab, January 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e54d6b5c.html [accessed 24 January 2017]|
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December 6, 2010, in Ghalanai, Pakistan
Wahab and Waqt TV journalist Pervez Khan were among 50 people killed in a double-suicide bomb attack in Pakistan's Mohmand tribal district near the restive border with Afghanistan, according to international news reports.
The journalists were covering a meeting of tribal leaders and government officials in Ghalanai, the administrative center of the region, when two suicide bombers wearing police uniforms detonated explosives. News reports said the meeting was called to discuss the formation of an anti-Taliban militia. Agence France-Presse said a Pakistani Taliban group took credit for the attack.
The journalists worked as both cameramen and reporters. More than 100 people were wounded in the attack, among them Mohib Ali, a reporter for the news agency, News Network International, according to the Pakistan Press Foundation.
|Job:||Broadcast Reporter, Camera Operator|
|Beats Covered:||Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Dangerous Assignment|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|