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Producer and reporter for independent television network injured in mortar shell attack in Swat district

(PPF/IFEX) - A producer and a reporter working for Aaj TV, an independent television network, were injured by shrapnel on 28 October 2007, when a rocket landed close to where they were filming clashes between Pakistan's security forces and religious militants, near the town of Mingora, in the Swat district of the North West Frontier Province. Ten militants were killed and thirty five people, including paramilitary soldiers, were injured in the fighting.

Producer Raza Mehmood Agha had to be operated upon for shrapnel injuries to his hand and leg. The flesh from his right arm and right leg was torn off and he remains hospitalized. Reporter Khalid Jameel received treatment for injuries to his legs and has been released from hospital.

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