Journalists Killed  |  India

Mushtaq Ali

Agence France-Presse and Asian News International

September 10, 1995, in Srinagar, India

Ali, a photographer for Agence France-Presse and a camera operator for Asian News International, was killed when a letter bomb addressed to Yusuf Jameel, Srinagar correspondent for the BBC and Reuters, exploded in his hands on September 7. Ali opened the package, which had been delivered to Jameel's office by an unidentified woman wearing a black burqa, while Jameel was on the phone. The explosion severed Ali's left hand, disfigured his face, and severely injured his right hand and abdomen. He died three days later.

Medium: Print

Job: Camera Operator, Photographer

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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