January 7, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq
Enwiyah, an interpreter for American freelancer reporter Jill Carroll, was killed after he and Carroll were seized by unidentified gunmen in the Adil neighborhood of western Baghdad. Both were on assignment for The Christian Science Monitor.
Enwiyah's body was later found in the same neighborhood with two bullets to the head, the Boston-based daily said, citing law enforcement officials. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the abductions and killing.
The kidnappings and killing occurred after Carroll was leaving the office of Adnan al-Dulaimi, a prominent Sunni politician, the Monitor reported. Carroll had intended to interview Al-Dulaimi, who was not available. The gunmen intercepted Carroll's car as it left the office, commandeered the vehicle with Carroll and Enwiyah inside, and sped away.
Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.
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