Karachi: (Staff Reporter) An employee of Samaa TV was killed in an attack on their DSNG Van on Sunday Evening when unknown people opened fire in north Nazimabad area.
Taimur, 22, An assistant camera man received bullet wound in head and was rushed to near by Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where he could not survive the injury during treatment.
Additional Police Surgeon Dr Rohina Hasan confirmed the victim arrived with a bullet wound to the head and died while under treatment.
Media van was in the area to cover an earlier cracker attack on Police vehicle, Reported media.
SSP central Muqaddas Haider told Media that the same suspects who attacked police vehicle might be involved in the incident. “It appears that the suspects attacked the police mobile with a cracker to attract media’s attention and when the Samaa team arrived, they chased and attacked it,” added Haider.
IG Sindh Police took notice of the issue and asked for brief explanation from DIG west immediately.
This is not the first time when media van is attacked. Samaa TV DSNG was also attacked in September 2015 in Liaqatabad area of Karachi.
Previously GEO News van was also attacked which caused the death of an employee. Three Express News employees were also shot dead in North Nazimabad in an attack claimed by the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan in 2014,