Aaj TV
August 14, 2009, in Mardan, Pakistan

Unidentified gunmen shot Bacha Khan in the city of Mardan in Pakistan's restive North West Frontier Province, according to news reports.

A news correspondent for the independent Aaj TV channel, Bacha Khan was ambushed and shot at close range, the channel reported on its Web site. Earlier, he had interviewed family members of a former military official who was killed by the Taliban, and was returning to the office when he was shot, the channel's bureau chief, Imtiaz Awan, said on its Web site.

The journalist died en route to the hospital, according to Aaj TV and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists.

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