Pakistan

Salik Ali Jafri

22 November 2013

The GEO news journalist was among five people killed in the twin bomb explosions which also wounded dozens more in Karachi.

Two simultaneous explosions went off in the densely-crowded Federal B area of Ancholi on Friday night. Eyewitnesses said a motorcycle exploded near a crowded tea shop where dozens of people were having tea. Another device placed in a bike parked outside a confectionery shop also went off.

Officials from the local bomb disposal squad said both explosions were carried out through Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) weighing around five to six kilograms containing nails and ball bearings.
Salik Ali Jafri was severely injured in the blast and later died in hospital from his injuries. He joined Geo News in 2008. His death brings the tally of journalists killed in Pakistan this year to ten.

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed responsibility for twin bomb attacks in Ancholi.