Journalist wounded in gunfire attack

NOVEMBER 1, 2006

Rehmanullah, Subah

Rehmanullah, 35, correspondent for the Urdu-language daily Subah, was shot and wounded at around 8:15 p.m. near his home in Shabqadar, about 22 miles (35 kilometers) north of Peshawar, according to Behroz Khan, Peshawar bureau chief for The News. Witnesses told Khan that the car was sprayed with more than 20 shots by attackers with beards, black turbans, and long hair.

Rehmanullah was wounded in the thigh, but was able to flee to a nearby residential area where people helped him get to a hospital. Rehmanullah reported on militant religious groups operating in the area.