Tragic bombing claims senior journalist’s life on world press freedom day.

In a devastating turn of events on World Press Freedom Day, a bomb explosion shook the Chamrok area of Khuzdar, Balochistan, resulting in the tragic death of a distinguished senior journalist and causing injuries to nine others. The victim, identified as Maulana Muhammad Siddique Mengal, held the esteemed position of president at the Khuzdar Press Club, highlighting the targeted nature of the attack.

As per official reports from the police, the assailants, who remain unidentified, orchestrated the attack by remotely detonating an improvised explosive device (IED) aimed at a vehicle. The gravity of the situation was underscored by the immediate response from authorities, with the deceased journalist’s body undergoing autopsy procedures and the injured swiftly transported to a nearby medical facility for urgent treatment.

In the aftermath of the bombing, law enforcement and security personnel swiftly cordoned off the affected area, initiating a meticulous process of evidence collection to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the heinous act. This tragic incident not only claims a valuable life but also casts a grim shadow on the principles of press freedom, underscoring the ongoing challenges faced by journalists in conflict-prone regions.