Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Suhaib Adnan

Al-Baghdadia TV

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 of Abu Ghraib, Anbar province, colleagues told CPJ.


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 Al-Yarmuk Hospital in Baghdad, his colleagues told CPJ. Qassim, assistant cameraman Uday Munzir, and driver Fawzi Aidan, all working with Al-Iraqiya, also suffered minor injuries, Qassim told CPJ.


Medium: Television

Job: Camera Operator

Beats Covered: Politics, War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group


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