Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Alwan al-Ghorabi


June 21, 2011, in Diwaniyya, Iraq

Al-Ghorabi, a cameraman for the Afaq satellite channel, died when a car bomb exploded in the city center, according to news reports. He was on assignment with numerous other journalists at the southern entrance of a Diwaniyya government compound when the bomb went off, local news reports said.

The journalists were about to accompany the provincial governor on a tour of a public works project, news reports said. More than 20 people were reported dead in the attack. No group immediately claimed responsibility.

Al-Ghorabi had worked for two years for Afaq, which was owned by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party. He is survived by a wife and four children.

Medium: Television

Job: Camera Operator

Beats Covered: Politics

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

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