Al-Kakaie, 43, director of administration for the Kirkuk office of Kurdistan
TV, a station affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), was shot
and killed by armed assailants as he was driving to work, according to
colleagues and a KDP media official.
shooting took place in the Hay al-Askari neighborhood of Kirkuk, where al-Kakaie lived, at around 8:30
in the morning, the sources said. Al-Kakaie died instantly. His driver, who was
wounded in the attack, survived his injuries.
Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.