Pakistani journalist working for US radio killed (Lead)January 18th, 2012 - 4:26 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 18 (IANS) A Pakistani journalist, who was working for US radio, was shot dead by some unidentified gunmen Tuesday evening in the country’s northwestern region, police said.
Mukararm Khan Atif was offering evening prayers when unidentified gunmen sneaked into the mosque and shot at him in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Charsadda district, Xinhua quoted police as saying.
He died at the hospital.
Atif was working for the Pashto-language American Diva radio in the area. He was also associated with a local TV channel and had been covering events in the nearby Mohmand tribal region.
As per witnesses, two armed motorcyclists fled after the incident.
No group claimed responsibility for the incident.
According to media groups, a total of 12 journalists were killed in Pakistan last year.
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