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PESHAWAR: Four journalists escaped unharmed when they were fired at from two sides near the Kohat Tunnel in militancy-hit Darra Adamkhel town Monday.

Among them was ‘The News’ photojournalist Mohammad Sajjad. “We had a narrow escape. Four bullets hit our car but somehow we survived,” he said upon reaching Peshawar. Other journalists in the car were Saiful Islam Saifi and Mian Asif of a television channel, and Amer Ali Shah of a daily published from Peshawar. They were covering the military operation against militants in the gun-manufacturing town of Darra Adamkhel, located about 40 kilometres from Peshawar.

The journalists were able to drive on a side road to enter the tribal territory of Darra Adamkhel. They drove on an almost deserted road and headed for the Friendship Tunnel, which is about two kilometres long. According to photojournalist Sajjad, they had just reached near the entrance of the Kohat Tunnel when unidentified people positioned on the left side of the hill above the tunnel began firing at their car. He said Mian Asif was alert enough to pull away and drive back. He wasn’t sure if those firing at them from the hill were militants or soldiers. The journalists said the next moment the two soldiers standing guard at the mouth of the Kohat Tunnel also started firing at their car. They felt it was possible the soldiers mistook them for suicide bombers and began firing at their car.
Source: The News
Date:1/29/2008