March 10, 2009, in Abu Ghraib, Iraq
Suhail, 30, Adnan, 25, and a group of journalists were accompanying Brigadier General Mard Abdul Hassan, head of the Tribal Affairs division at the Ministry of Interior, to a tribal reconciliation gathering in Abu Ghraib. They were interviewing residents when the suicide bomber, wearing a military uniform, detonated himself, cameraman Raid Qassim told CPJ.Four more journalists suffered injuries in the attack. Ibrahim al-Katib, correspondent with the state-run Al-Iraqiya TV, was seriously injured in the head, suffered internal bleeding, and underwent surgery at al-Yarmuk hospital in Baghdad, his colleagues told CPJ. Qassim, assistant cameraman Uday Munzir, and driver Fawzi Aidan, all working with Al-Iraqiya, also suffered minor injuries, Qassim told CPJ.
Job: Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered: Politics, War
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group
- Two Iraqi journalists killed, four more injured, March 10, 2009