On 8 September 2015, the Geo News digital satellite news gathering (DSNG) van was attacked by unknown gunmen who killed satellite technical engineer Arshad Ali Jaffery and wounded the driver, Anis Chauhan. The incident occurred in Karachi, Pakistan.
Jaffery received seven bullets to his chest, neck and upper body, while Chauhan was struck by a bullet in the shoulder and is in stable condition.
The Geo News van was parked outside while two of the employees had gone inside a store; Jaffery and Chauhan were waiting for them by the roadside.
Three men on a motorbike approached the TV station van. One of them got off the bike, fired multiple shots at the van and then fled from the scene.
The injured driver drove the vehicle to a private hospital where Jaffery was pronounced dead.
Munir Ahmed Shaikh, Deputy Inspector General (head of police) in the region, said police found nine bullet shells from a 9mm pistol at the crime scene and were checking the CCTV footage.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Name: Arshad Ali Jaffery
Name of Organization: Geo News
Job title: satellite technical engineer
Professional Category: Media worker
Date of Incident: 08-09-2015
Age at Incident: 45
Was FIR Registered: Yes
Date of FIR: 09-09-2015
Name of Accused in FIR: Unknown
Was Case Investigated: Yes
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