Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Safa al-Din Abdel Hamid


September 8, 2010, in Mosul, Iraq

Gunmen firing from a speeding car killed Abdel Hamid in front of his home in Mosul, according to news reports. Abdel Hamid was leaving for work at Al-Mosuliya television about 8 a.m. when the shooting occurred.

Abdel Hamid, a father of six, had worked less than a year at Al-Mosuliya, a private channel that covers Ninawa governorate in northern Iraq, according to Mohamed al-Malaki, a producer at the station. Abdel Hamid's program, "Our Mosques," detailed the history of historic religious sites in Mosul. Al-Malaki said he was unaware of any threats against Abdel Hamid.

A day earlier, Al-Iraqiya anchorman Riad al-Saray, who also hosted religious-based programming, was gunned down in Baghdad.

Medium: Television

Job: Broadcast Reporter

Beats Covered: Culture

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: No

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