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Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Chishti Mujahid

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2009
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Chishti Mujahid, January 2009, available at: [accessed 20 October 2017]
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February 9, 2008, in Quetta, Pakistan

An unknown gunman killed Mujahid, a veteran columnist for the weekly, in a targeted attack outside his home in Quetta.

Mujahid, who was also a photographer, was struck in the head and chest as he left his house, according to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and local news reports. A spokesman for the banned insurgent group, the Baluch Liberation Army, claimed responsibility for the murder in a phone call to the Quetta Press Club, saying Mujahid was "against" the Baluch cause, local news reports said.

Mujahid, an ethnic Punjabi, had received several telephone threats after writing about the killing of Baluch leader Balach Marri in November 2007, according to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. Akbar-e-Jehan, published by the Jang Media Group, is one of the largest weekly Urdu-language magazines in Pakistan.

Quetta is the capital of Baluchistan province in southwestern Pakistan, where ethnic Baluch militants were engaged in protracted combat with government forces for political autonomy and local resources.

Job:Columnist / Commentator, Photographer
Beats Covered:Corruption, Politics, War
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No


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