March 13, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq
Khudhair, editor of the news magazine Alef Ba, was killed by unidentified gunmen near his home in Baghdad, the third journalist killed in Iraq in a week, Reuters and Agence France-Presse reported.
The shooting took place just hours after Khudair attended a meeting of the Iraqi Journalists Union, which discussed the targeting of local journalists in Iraq, Reuters said. The killing continued two trends in Iraq: The vast majority of victims were Iraqi citizens; and most cases were targeted assassinations.
Beats Covered: War
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire
Taken Captive: No
- Local journalists increasingly targeted, CPJ finds In Iraq, murder top cause of journalist deaths , March 17, 2006
- Iraqi editor gunned down in Baghdad , March 14, 2006