Express News bureau chief's house attacked in Peshawar

Published: July 2, 2014

Express News screengrab of Bhagwan's house.

Express News screengrab of Bhagwan's car that was damaged in the explosion. Express News screengrab of Bhagwan's house.

PESHAWAR: The house of Jamshed Baghwan, who is the Express News bureau chief in Peshawar, was attacked for a third time this year, Express News reported on Wednesday.

Baghwan, who is a resident of Murshiedabad neighbourhood of the city, was leaving his house with his wife when he saw unidentified men – riding a motorcycle – place a homemade bomb near the residence.

The bomb exploded as soon as the bureau chief along with his wife ran inside their house to take cover.

No casualty has been reported as yet, however, the exterior of the house and Bhagwan’s car were damaged in the explosion.

Police arrived in the area soon after the explosion and started initial investigation.

Express News screengrab of the inside of Bhagwan’s house.

Speaking to Express News, Bhagwan said a large amount of explosives was used in this attack and that material damage was greater this time than the past attacks.

Describing the scene when the bomb exploded, Bhagwan said the entire street was filled with smoke, affecting visibility for the next few seconds.

He lamented that no government official has ever approached him regarding these targeted attacks.

Bhagwan also said he has never received any threat. However, he added police believe extortionists are behind these attacks.

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Previous attacks on Express News

April 6, 2014

Masked men had hurled a hand grenade at the house of Jamshed Baghwan, theExpress News bureau chief in Peshawar, in the Murshiedabad neighbourhood of the city.

March 28, 2014

Analyst and Express News show “Khabar Se Agay” anchor Raza Rumi was attacked in Lahore on March 28, in which his driver, Mustafa, was killed and his guard injured.

March 19, 2014

bomb was defused outside Express News Peshawar bureau chief Jamshed Baghwan’s housein Murshadabad area of Peshawar.

January 17, 2014

Gunmen riding on motorcycles had shot dead three Express News workers after ambushing a stationary DSNG van in the North Nazimabad area of Karachi. Technician Waqas , driver Khalid, and guard Ashraf were killed in the attack.

December 2, 2013

Three people were injured when the Karachi office came under attack. Two hand grenades were hurled at the office building, while unknown assailants opened indiscriminate fire.

August 16, 2013

Four armed men fired indiscriminately outside the entrance of the Express Media Group officein Karachi, injuring two members of staff, including a guard who is paralysed.

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Reader Comments (10)

  • Jul 2, 2014 - 11:49AM

    It is a case of negligence on part of the KPK government. When you are too involved in protests and center politics, these things are bound to happen. PTI govt should focus more on deliverance in the frontier province. They must improve law and order situation. Hope that they will bring the promised change soon. Then they will improve their chances of win in next elections.

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  • Toticalling
    Jul 2, 2014 - 12:21PM

    I guess tribune is too liberal for some. This is called silencing the truth and any opinion which does not fit in with one track minds.

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  • Gohar
    Jul 2, 2014 - 1:20PM

    @Salman:
    you poor – don’t you get tired or ashamed of writing the same thing again and again … or do you get the comments prepared to copy paste?

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  • shais
    Jul 2, 2014 - 2:14PM

    @Salman: How can you be so ridiculous..Protests are done by PTI. IK is not part of KP govt. but head of the party. KP govt. is doing its best to govern and not to forget that KP is the worst hit province in terms of terrorism.

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  • Ad
    Jul 2, 2014 - 2:22PM

    If only the Nach Gana, unearthing of new singing talents and sponsored agitation against democracy was not the only priority of PTI and KPK Government – we could have witnessed the much heralded CHANGE in KPK, but alas!

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Jul 2, 2014 - 2:25PM

    @shais:

    If IK is not part of KPK Government, then in what capacity has he warned that he would dissolved KPK Assembly?

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  • Taimoor
    Jul 2, 2014 - 2:26PM

    @Salman,

    At least KP police is not killing their own people like Punjab police!

    BTW, give your advice to CM Punjab who used to lead protest marches while being CM Punjab. Pervez Khattak has never done that, nor any cabinet member of KP Govt.

    What about attacks in Punjab on Express News and other targets?

    Don’t trivialize war on terror. It is Federal matter, not just law and order issue. FATA situation affects KP. Who is to blame for that?

    Law & order situation has improved in KP in the last 6 months, btw, due to better police.

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  • Jul 2, 2014 - 3:39PM

    @Gohar:
    It is true that Imran Khan is not part of KPK govt. But he is portraying himself as their figure head. Why he threatened to dissolve KPK assembly, if his demands are not met by Federal government? Why PTI is taking resignations from its KPK MPAs on party chairman’s divine order?

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  • Gohar
    Jul 2, 2014 - 4:35PM

    @Salman:
    ooops … you replied to the wrong person !! or did your batch comment system do a booboo ?? You know your comment did not display in the last 10 minutes and you got 24 recommends already?? you can dodge ETs WP systems IP check but the reality is – 25 recommends in 10 minutes ???!!! thats a record for ET itself.

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  • Hamid Mukhtar
    Jul 2, 2014 - 5:41PM

    It is times like this I really despair. ET and Dawn are the few sane voices left in Pakistan.

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