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Rocket attack damages Bajaur Press Club

KHAR: Suspected militants Saturday fired two rockets that hit the Bajaur Press Club and caused damage to the club’s building.

The attack did not cause any loss of life as journalists had long stopped visiting the press club due to the precarious security situation.

It seemed the militants wanted to target the security personnel who had set up a bunker on roof of the press club building, which is close to the heavily-guarded government offices, political agent’s office and residence and military camp.

The rockets fired from adjoining village fell inside the press club building and exploded with a big bang. It smashed windowpanes of the building and caused damage to the walls and doors.

Meanwhile, office-bearers of Bajaur Press Club and Tribal Union of Journalists (TUJ) condemned rocket attack on the club and expressed their deep concern over growing threat to security of tribal journalists.

In a meeting of tribal journalists held with president of the press club, Hasb-anullah Khan, in the chair expressed shock and anger over attack on the Press Club.

He said it has become almost difficult job for the journalists to do independent and impartial reporting of events taking place in the troubled tribal regions.

The journalists said despite difficult situation they did their job without any partiality.

The journalists demanded of national and international organisations working for rights of journalists to take note of security threats being faced by reporters in Bajaur Agency.
Source: The News
Date:12/15/2008