Islamabad: A journalist who was seriously
injured in a suicide attack in northwestern Pakistani city of
Peshawar died in hospital on Friday, officials said.
Shafiullah Khan, a 28-year-old reporter with The News
daily, suffered severe burns during the suicide blast at
Khyber Super Market in Peshawar on June 11.
Khan, who was being treated at a military hospital in
Wah, was declared dead by doctors this morning.
Khan failed to regain consciousness after being
injured in the attack.
He belonged to a village in the restive North
Waziristan tribal region and had recently joined The News as a
Another journalist named Asfandyar Khan too was killed
in the same attack.
Nearly 40 people died and 100 others were injured when
the suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest near a hotel
at Khyber Super Market.
A large number of students and journalists lived in
hostels in the market.