Pak scribe loses life week after suicide attack

A journalist who was seriously injured in a suicide attack in northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar died on Friday.

Updated: Jun 18, 2011, 00:31 AM IST

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
trainee reporter.

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.

PTI