Haidar Hashim Suhail

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:
Haidar Hashim Suhail, a correspondent, and
Suhaib Adnan, a cameraman, both working with the Cairo-based Al-Baghdadia
satellite channel, were among more than 30 people who were killed when a suicide
bomber blew himself up in the town of  Abu Ghraib, in Anbar province, his
colleagues told CPJ.

Suhail, 30, Adnan, 25, and a group of journalists were accompanying
Brigadier General 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 himself,
cameraman Raid Qassim told CPJ.
more journalists suffered injuries in the attack. Ibrahim al-Katib,
correspondent with the state-run Al-Iraqiya TV, was seriously injured
in the head, suffered 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.