Geo News DSNG attacked: Satellite engineer killed, driver injured

KARACHI: Unknown gunmen attacked a Geo News Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG) van in the Bahadurabad area of the city on Tuesday night( September 8,2015)
The driver and satellite engineer were injured in the attack and rushed to a local hospital for treatment. Geo News satellite engineer Arshad Ali Jafri succumbed to his injuries at the hospital while the driver Anees is said to be in stable condition.
According to RMNP Coordinator Khalid Seed . Arshad Ali Jafri, the technician, was shot seven times in the attack, and the driver was shot twice in the shoulder but managed to drive to a hospital, police told local newsmen. Two other Geo media workers near the van escaped injury.Yesterday’s attack is similar to one on an Express TV van in Karachi in January 2014 in which three media workers died when gunmen opened fire. DIG East Munir Sheikh said three gunmen riding a motorcycle attacked the DSNG van. Police have recovered 9MM bullet shells from the site and the DIG added all three attackers were wearing shalwar kameez. He also said that raids would be conducted to arrest the attackers.Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah has summoned a report of the incident from Inspector General Police Sindh.
RMNP President Ehsan Ahmed Khan Sehar condemned the attack on the Geo News team and called for immediate arrest of the suspects. He added that a committee should be formed to investigate the incident.
Source.RMNP Karachi Arshad Ali jafferi

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