March 10, 2009, in Abu Ghraib, Iraq
Suhail, a correspondent, and Adnan, a cameraman, both
working with the Cairo-based Al-Baghdadia satellite channel, were among more
than 30 people killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the town
Suhail, 30, Adnan, 25, and a group of journalists were accompanying Brig. Gen. Mard Abdul Hassan, head of the Tribal Affairs division at the Ministry of Interior, to a tribal reconciliation gathering in Abu Ghraib. They were interviewing residents when the suicide bomber, wearing a military uniform, detonated the explosive, cameraman Raid Qassim told CPJ.
Four other journalists suffered injuries in the attack.
Ibrahim al-Katib, a correspondent with state-run Al-Iraqiya TV, suffered head injuries
and internal bleeding and underwent surgery at
Job: Camera Operator
Beats Covered: Politics, War
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group