House of journalist attacked with explosive device for third time

The house of Jamshed Bhagwan, Bureau Chief of Express News television channel was attacked with an explosive for third on July 2 in Peshawar, the capital of province Khyber-Pakhtukhuwa.

A remote-controlled explosive material was placed by the unidentified men, outside the residence of Bhagwan, and it exploded while the journalist was at home.

The Express Tribune reported that Bhagwan was leaving his house along with his wife when he saw unidentified persons on motorcycle placing a homemade bomb at the door. The bomb exploded as soon as Bhagwan and his wife ran inside their house to take cover.

There were no casualties but the main gate, window panes and car were damaged.

Earlier this year on March 19,ban improvised explosive device (IED) with two kilograms of explosives was found in front of his house which was subsequently defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad. On April 6, 2014 two masked men riding a motorcycle threw a hand grenade at the main gate of house which went off with a loud bang damaging the gate. The journalist and his family members remained unhurt.

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) General Secretary Amin Yousuf, Khyber Union of Journalists (KhUJ) President Nisar Mahmood strongly condemned the attack on Bhagwan’s house.

Pakistan Press Foundation

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