In a sad turn of events, Samaa TV’s Assistant Cameraman Taimur was killed after the network’s Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van comes under attack by unidentified armed man. The cameraman, in his 20s, received several bullets at head and chest. He was rushed to Abbasi Shaheed hospital but could not be resuscitated.
Samaa's assistant cameraman Taimoor was killed in an attack by armed men in Karachi this evening as he performed his duties – was in his 20s pic.twitter.com/eFlcpbpgRO
— omar r quraishi (@omar_quraishi) February 12, 2017
— SAMAA TV (@SAMAATV) February 12, 2017
— Rameen Siddiqui (@irameen_sid) February 12, 2017
Attack on media in Pakistan isn’t new. The journalists community in Pakistan is often targeted by terrorists, banned outfits and gang-war operatives.