Alwan al-Ghorabi

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Al-Ghorabi, a cameraman for the Afaq satellite channel,
died when a car bomb exploded in the city center, according to news reports. He
was on assignment with numerous other journalists at the southern entrance of a
Diwaniyya government compound when the bomb went off, local news reports said.

The journalists were about to accompany the provincial
governor on a tour of a public works project, news reports said. More than 20
people were reported dead in the attack. No group immediately claimed

Al-Ghorabi had worked for two years for Afaq, which was owned
by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Dawa Party. He is survived by a wife and
four children.