Asaad Kadhim, a correspondent for the U.S.–funded Al-Iraqiya TV, and his driver, Hussein Saleh, were killed by gunfire from U.S. forces, according to The Associated Press, which cited Al-Iraqiya reports.
The circumstances of the incident are unclear, and CPJ is seeking more information. U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq did not have information about the incident.
Twenty-four journalists—not including today’s reported deaths—have been killed in action in Iraq since March 2003. Gunfire from U.S. forces is responsible for at least six of those deaths.