Raisani, a cameraman, died in a military hospital of gunshot
wounds he suffered three days earlier while covering a rally that turned
violent in Quetta, according to local and international news reports.
A suicide bomber detonated explosives at a Shia
demonstration, prompting gunfire and other violence that killed more than 70
people and left 200 others injured, including several other journalists, news
reports said. The Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi each claimed responsibility for
the bombing, one in a series of recent assaults on Shia gatherings, local news
reports said. Some news reports linked the violence that followed the Quetta
bombing to the surviving protesters.
Mohammad Sarwar, a driver working for Aaj TV, was also
killed in the violence. Six journalists were among the wounded. Raisani was
married with two children.
Police took 20 suspects into custody and Baluchistan Chief
Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani formed a judicial tribunal to investigate the
attack, The Express Tribune reported. As of February 2013, no suspect had been
convicted of a crime, according to Zahid Hussain, director of news at Samaa TV.