Photojournalist, gunned down among 2 in tribal clash -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Photojournalist, gunned down among 2 in tribal clash

LARKANA, May 30 2006: A photojournalist was shot dead in exchange of fire between two armed tribes at village Baqqapur near Larkana, Sindh on Monday, May 29 2006.

According to media reports a fierce gun battle got started between Unar and Abro tribes following the murder of one Wali Muhammad Abroo. When Mr. Munir Ahmed Sangi, who was working as a cameraman of Sindhi language TV Channel, KTN and photographer of local Sindhi language Newspaper daily Kawish, Hyderabad reached the village to cover the clash, Unar tribesmen opened fire at the journalist. He died on the spot. A passerby tractor driver Shah Nawaz Mirani also sustained bullet injuries.

DIG Larkana Range Akhter Hussain Gorchani with heavy police contingent arrived at the scene and cordoned off the area. More than 29 suspects were arrested. Local journalists carrying the dead body of photojournalist staged sit-in at Jinnah Bagh Chowk. A complete strike was observed in Larkana city following the murder of photojournalist.
Source: Daily Times