BY Tommy Hodgson

TV reporter Shahid Zehri killed in targeted explosion

A TV journalist was killed on October 10, 2021 in a car explosion in the southern Pakistani town of Hub, around 12 miles west of Karachi. Shahid Zehri, 35, worked for the Metro 1 News channel as a broadcast reporter. The ethnic separatist group Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) has claimed responsibility for the attack in a press release.


Zehri was driving his car on a main road in Hub when a magnetic device attached under his seat exploded.

Zehri’s journalism covered news and politics in the whole of the Balochistan province. Since 2004, the BLA has waged an armed struggle against Pakistan for Baloch independence, operating mainly in Balochistan itself.

The BLA accused Zehri of working with Pakistani intelligence and “committing various crimes” with his journalism.

Zehri’s driving companion was also injured in the attack. Zehri died shortly after arriving at Karachi hospital.