Iraqi sports journalist killed in northern Iraq

June 1, 2009 00:52


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An Iraqi sports broadcaster was killed Sunday by a bomb attached to his car in northern Iraq, while two other journalists were wounded in a similar blast in Baghdad, officials said. The attacks underscored the continued dangers to Iraqi journalists who frequently have been targeted or caught up in the violence plaguing the country. Alaa Abdul-Wahab, a 37-year-old reporter for the Cairo-based independent Baghdadiya TV station, was killed and two other journalists wounded when the bomb exploded as he got into his Opel car in the northern city of Mosul, according to police. The station confirmed the death. The journalists, who had just finished lunch, were planning to do a story on the local Olympic committee, a police officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release the information.

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