Haidar Hashim Suhail

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Two Iraqi journalists killed, four more injured

New York, March 10, 2009--The Committee to Protect Journalists mourns the deaths today of Al-Baghdadia TV correspondent Haidar Hashim Suhail and the channel's cameraman Suhaib Adnan, who were among more than 30 people who were killed when a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt detonated himself in the town of Abu Ghraib, south of Baghdad. 

March 10, 2009 3:37 PM ET

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Haidar Hashim Suhail

Haidar Hashim Suhail, a correspondent, and Suhaib Adnan, a cameraman, both working with the Cairo-based Al-Baghdadia satellite channel, were among more than 30 people who were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the town of  Abu Ghraib, in Anbar province, his colleagues told CPJ.

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.
March 10, 2009 12:00 AM ET

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