Four Internews Network staff injured in Pakistan blast

Four staff members of Internews Network were injured in a bomb blast outside a hotel in Pakistan; fortunately their injuries were not life-threatening. The powerful explosion outside the hotel killed at least 11 people and wounded 55, media are reporting. Initial news reports say that gunmen opened fire on guards at the hotel and then drove a vehicle loaded with explosives at a security checkpoint.  

Internews has worked to support local media in Pakistan since 2003, training journalists and supporting new radio and TV initiatives, recently with Ploughshares Fund support. The nonprofit organization has worked in over 70 countries worldwide to empower local media to provide people with the news and information they need and the means to make their voices heard.

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