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By Mathew Hansen

Hundreds of journalists have been killed over 15 years, many on the orders of government officials. Few cases are ever solved. In the Fall/Winter 2006 edition of Dangerous Assignments

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Technician Najeed Rashid and security guard Muhammad Ahmad Sarham, working with the Coalition Provisional Authority's Iraq Media Network, were killed in the town of Baqouba when unidentified assailants opened fire on a bus carrying several employees of the IMN's Diyala Media Centre.

Diyala Media Centre produces IMN's Diyala TV, a local television station.

Nadia Nasrat, a news anchor for IMN was also killed in the attack, according to Charlie Reiser, a U.S. Army spokesman in Diyala. Ten others were seriously injured, he said.

A car carrying three men overtook the bus as it approached the station's entry road from the main highway, Reiser said. The assailants opened fire and then fled.

Reiser said the employees "were targeted because of their affiliation with the coalition forces."

Technician Najeed Rashid and security guard Muhammad Ahmad Sarham, working with the Coalition Provisional Authority's Iraq Media Network, were killed in the town of Baqouba when unidentified assailants opened fire on a bus carrying several employees of the IMN's Diyala Media Centre.

Diyala Media Centre produces IMN's Diyala TV, a local television station.

Nadia Nasrat, a news anchor for IMN was also killed in the attack, according to Charlie Reiser, a U.S. Army spokesman in Diyala. Ten others were seriously injured, he said.

A car carrying three men overtook the bus as it approached the station's entry road from the main highway, Reiser said. The assailants opened fire and then fled.

Reiser said the employees "were targeted because of their affiliation with the coalition forces."

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