Grenades damage journalist’s house

MAY 22, 2006
Posted May 30, 2007

Nasrullah Afridi, Daily Mashriq

Unidentified assailants lobbed two hand grenades at Afridi’s house in Bara, the main town of Khyber Agency in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas, damaging the surrounding wall and veranda. No one was injured in the attack.

That day, Afridi was the target of a death threat issued on a pirate radio station run by an Islamic militant organization, Lashkar-e- Islam. The threat came after Afridi, in an article in the Daily Mashriq, said authorities suspected Lashkar-e-Islam of being responsible for an attack in which a paramilitary soldier was injured. Afridi moved to the capital, Islamabad, after the May 22 threat and attack. He complained that local officials failed to provide security despite repeated requests.