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Another journalist killed in Pakistan-Afghanistan border region

Another journalist was killed in mid-September in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, a northwest province of Pakistan that borders Afghanistan and is one of the world's most dangerous locales for journalists, according to the Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF), the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

Gunmen opened fire on Mujeebur Rehman Saddiqui, a 39-year-old senior reporter at "Daily Pakistan" Newspaper, as he strolled out of the mosque on 17 September. He died on the way to the hospital.

Two days previously, journalist Misri Khan Orakzai was assassinated in Hangu town in the same province.

Conflict between Pakistan's military and armed groups fighting in Afghanistan has resulted in extreme lawlessness and impunity in the northwest region. Pakistan's central government has been criticised for failing to stop the corruption that allows groups like the Taliban to operate in the area.

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