Mohammad Sarwar

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Sarwar, a driver for Aaj TV, died in violence that ensued
after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a rally in Quetta,
the provincial capital of Baluchistan,
according to local and international news reports. Sarwar was shot in the head
and chest, local news reports said.

The suicide bombing targeted a Shiite
demonstration, triggering gunfire and other violence that killed more than 60
people and left another 185 injured, including several other journalists, news
reports said. The militant groups Pakistani Taliban and Lashkar-e-Jhangvi each
claimed responsibility for the bombing, one in a series of assaults on Shiite
gatherings, local news reports said. Some news reports linked the violence that
followed the Quetta
bombing to surviving protesters.

Police took 12 suspects into
custody, and Baluchistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam
Raisani formed a judicial tribunal to investigate the attack, news reports said.