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News Organization: BAGHDAD TV

Died: 2006

Location: IRAQ


A program host for the Iraqi station Baghdad TV, he was driving with three others to interview poets in the city of Mosul when gunmen stopped the car and shot the broadcaster three times. One colleague also was killed, and the other two were injured. The broadcaster, 35, hosted a cultural program focusing on poetry. The station, which is owned by the Iraqi Islamic Party, a Sunni political group, has been hit by insurgent artillery fire and has received e-mail threats.