Javed Khan

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

Khan, a photographer for the Islamabad-based daily Markaz
and a cameraman for U.K.-based DM Digital TV, was shot in the chest and neck
while caught in crossfire between government forces and the students of Lal Masjid
(Red Mosque) in Islamabad, according to media reports. Four other journalists
were wounded in the clashes.

News reports said gunfire had come from both sides in the
standoff. The source of the fatal shots was not immediately clear. Pakistani
security forces had surrounded the mosque in an effort to end a months-long
standoff. The mosque, seen as pro-Taliban, had been the center of efforts to
remove what leaders saw as undesirable activity such as massage parlors and
music shops.