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U.S. officials believe ISI ordered journalist killed

FP Foreign Policy Daily Brief  July 5, 2011

U.S. intelligence officials reportedly believe that Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) ordered the killing in May of journalist Saleem Shahzad, after Shahzad investigated connections between the ISI and militants (NYT).

Intelligence was gathered about the threat to Shahzad’s life before and after his disappearance, and an official said that, “Every indication is that this was a deliberate, targeted killing that was most likely meant to send shock waves through Pakistan’s journalist community and civil society.”

July 5, 2011 Posted by | Journalists, Pakistan, Safety and Security Issues | , , , | Leave a comment