Unidentified gunmen ambushed correspondent Bacha Khan in the
city of Mardan in North West Frontier Province, now known as Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa, Aaj reported on its website.
He was shot at close range as he was returning to station
offices after an interview with the family members of a former military
official killed by the Taliban, the channel’s bureau chief, Imtiaz Awan, said on
the station’s website. The journalist died en route to the hospital, according
to Aaj and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists.