Iraqi reporter working for gov't-run TV killed

October 14, 2006 09:06


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An Iraqi journalist working for government-run TV was killed in a drive-by shooting in southern Baghdad, police said Saturday, in the latest in a string of attacks on media workers. Raed Qais al-Shammari, who worked for the al-Iraqiya channel, had been standing near his home talking with a friend when he was shot at around 10:00 p.m. Friday in the violence-wracked Dora neighborhood, according to police Lt. Maitham Abdul Razzaq said. The attack follows the killings Thursday of 11 people at a TV station in Baghdad. Shiite militiamen are suspected of targeting the Shaabiya station, believing it was backing their Sunni-Arab rivals. Al Iraqiya is part of the Iraqi Media Net, which includes the al-Sabah, or The Morning," newspaper, which has also been the target of recent insurgent attacks.

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