Journalist Killed In North Pakistan

world | Jan 17, 2012 | By RFE/RL 

Unidentified gunmen have shot dead tribal journalist Mukarram Khan Atif near the northern city of Peshawar.

Local officials and residents told Radio Mashaal that Mukarram Khan was attacked on January 17 by two motorcyclists with their faces concealed at a mosque near his house in Shabqadar sub-division of Charsadda district.

Mukarram Khan was pronounced dead upon reaching hospital, a close colleague told Mashaal Radio.

Mukarram Khan was working for Voice of America's Pashto language radio and Pakistan’s Urdu language private television channel Dunya.

No group has claimed responsibility for his killing. According to press watchdog Reporters without Borders, Pakistan was the deadliest country for the media in 2011 with at least eight journalists killed in connection with their work.

compiled from agency reports

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