Unidentified gunmen killed Qassem, a driver for the Iraqi state television
channel Atyaf, and presenter Naqshin Hamma Rashid as the two were driving to
work near Haifa Street in central Baghdad, according to CPJ sources.
is the second channel of the Iraqi Media Network and broadcasts in several
languages, including Kurdish and English, according to CPJ sources. Colleagues
at Al-Iraqiya, the main state television channel, said the murders were part of
the continued targeting of employees of the Iraqi Media Network.