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Journalists Killed in 1997 - Motive Confirmed: Z.A. Shahid

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1998
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 1997 - Motive Confirmed: Z.A. Shahid, January 1998, available at: [accessed 18 December 2017]
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January 18, 1997, in Lahore, Pakistan

Shahid, a photographer with the Urdu-language daily Khabrain, was killed in a bomb blast at a court house. The bombing targeted leaders of the Sipah Sahaba Pakistan, an anti-Shiite party, who were being brought from jail to a hearing. At least 19 people were killed and more than 80 injured. Five of the injured were journalists.

Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group


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