APRIL 23, 2005
Posted: April 25, 2005
Saleh Ibrahim, APTN
Ibrahim was killed by gunfire near the city’s al-Yarmouk Circle, the scene of an earlier explosion that he and his brother-in-law, AP photographer Mohamed Ibrahim, had gone to cover, according to The Associated Press. The AP said Mohamed Ibrahim suffered shrapnel wounds to the head.
The AP said details of the shooting were unclear. AP President and CEO Tom Curley said the news organization would investigate “so we can understand the circumstances under which it occurred.”
A journalist at the scene, whose name was withheld, told the AP that the Ibrahims had arrived at the scene together after the 2:30 p.m. blast and that U.S. forces were in the area. The journalist told AP that gunfire broke out and both men were struck, although the report did not indicate who fired on them. Saleh Ibrahim was taken to a local hospital, where he died shortly after arrival. Mohamed Ibrahim, treated for shrapnel wounds, was detained at the hospital by U.S. troops and released the following day.
The AP, citing Mosul’s deputy police chief, said a U.S. patrol was the target of the earlier explosion.