KARACHI - Gunmen on motorcycles opened fire at the offices of a local television news channel in Karachi on Monday, wounding two people, including a security guard, police officials said. The gunmen fled after the attack, which targeted the building of an Urdu-language news channel, police said. Taliban claimed responsibility for the shooting, and threatened attacks against other television channels that did not feature the Taliban point of view.
“We had informed the management of the private TV to include our view on issues, but the channel had become a mouthpiece of the government,” Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesman for the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), told Reuters.
“Another private TV is going to be our next target if they do not change their behaviour towards us. They have been using very bad language against the mujahideen.”
TV officials were not immediately available for comment.