Summary A camera operator in southeast Pakistan's Sindh district has been killed while covering a gunfight between tribesmen near the town of Larkana, report the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). On 29 May 2006, Munir Ahmed Sangi of Kawish Television Network (KTN) was shot dead in the middle of a fierce gunfight between members of the Unar and Abro tribes. At least one other person was killed in the clash, which Sangi recorded before he died. KTN broadcast his video. Local police said Sangi was killed in crossfire. However, some of Sangi's colleagues believe he may have been deliberately targeted for the station's reporting on a meeting of Unar tribal leaders, notes CPJ. An uncle and colleague of Sangi had recently been attacked in connection with KTN's reports that two children had been punished by a tribal court. PPF reports that police have arrested close to 30 suspects.
Summary Young freelance news photographer who was killed in a suicide bombing aimed at Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao.
Summary Hakim was travelling with an official and tribal chief from the Salkarzai region in a vehicle that was blown up by a remote-controlled bomb.
Summary One photojournalist was killed and several injured on 3 July 2007 while covering clashes between law enforcement agents and the students of Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) in Pakistan's capital city, Islamabad. The administration and students of Lal Masjid have been engaged in confrontations with the government since January. Javed Khan, cameraman of the Islamabad-based daily "Markaz" and of the UK-based DM Digital TV television station, lost his life after he was hit in the chest and neck by stray bullets thought to have been fired by paramilitary rangers. Khan was rushed to the hospital but passed away during surgery. CNBC TV cameraman Israr Ahmed was wounded by three bullets. He is in critical condition with injuries to his spinal cord. Both Khan and Ahmed were injured when they were filming the burning vehicles parked inside a government building set ablaze by students of the Lal Masjid. Photographers Wahab Saleem of "The Post" daily newspaper and Raja Zafar of the "Express" daily also sustained bullet injuries and received out-patient treatment. Geo TV bureau chief Absar Alam was hit by a stone thrown by students belonging to Lal Masjid, and required stitches to treat the injury. Several other journalists sustained minor injuries due to teargas shelling.