January 4, 2009, in Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan
A suicide bomber killed Imran, a cameraman trainee for Express TV, and Tahir Awan, a freelance reporter for the local Eitedal and Apna Akhbar newspapers, in North West Frontier Province, now known as Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists and local news reports.
The fatal explosion occurred in the wake of a smaller blast and apparently was intended to target the early responders to the scene, the reports said. At least five other people were killed and several more injured, including police and civilians, in the early evening attack, according to the news reports.
Job: Camera Operator
Beats Covered: War
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group