May 31, 2009, in Mosul, Iraq
Alaa Abdel-Wahab, a sports journalist with the Cairo-based
Al-Baghdadia television station, died from injuries suffered when a bomb exploded
in his car in
The bomb also wounded Sultan Jerjis, a sports presenter with the local radio station Al-Rasheed, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, a local freedom watchdog, reported.
Abdel-Wahab and Jerjis, on assignment for a story about the local Olympic committee, had just finished eating lunch and were getting into Abdel-Wahab’s car when the bomb exploded, according to AP. The bomb had been planted in Abdel-Wahab’s car, but it was not clear why he had been targeted.
Abdel-Wahab, 37, was taken to the city’s main hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Jerjis suffered minor leg wounds.
Job: Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered: Sports
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group