Jouranlist shot injured -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Jouranlist shot injured

On May 14, 2005 Mujeebur Rehman Cameraman in Reuters news agency and Correspondent of Urdu news paper Daily Khabrain was shot and wounded by some militants in Wana, South Waziristan–Pakistan’s tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Mujeebur Rehman was returning from news coverage with his colleagues in a vehicle when armed men in van opened fire on them. He sustained two bullet injuries. He ran to nearby paramilitary base and took shelter.

In the same area on February 7, 2005 two journalists were shot dead and one seriously injured when their van came under attack near Wana in South Waziristan. Pakistani Authority has been carrying a military operation against Islamic militants in North and South Waziristan since March 2004.

While filming an army operation on March 16, 2004, Mujeeb was rounded up by paramilitary personnel.

International media organizations and human rights groups are expressing serious concern over dangers for journalists in Waziristan where Pakistani Authority is hunting for Al Qaeda and Taliban militants.
Source: Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)