Ijaz Mengal was killed on Feb. 14, 2014 after unidentified gunman on motorcycles shot him six times near the Chamrok Hotel in Khuzdar, in the Baluchistan province. He died en route to the hospital. Mengal was a government employee and a reporter for newspapers the Daily Intekhab and Daily Khabardar. A Baloch separatist group claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that Mengal was acting as a spy for the Pakistani government. Amnesty International reported, however, that Mengal’s brother, journalist Raiz Mengal, said he believed that the killing was meant to render Ijaz Mengal silent because of his reporting and to intimidate other journalists into carrying statements issued by the separatist group about their activities.