Qassim Abdul Hussein al-Iqabi

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Al-Iqabi, 36, of the local daily Al-Muwatin (The Citizen) was shot and killed in Baghdad's predominantly Shiite Karradah neighborhood, according to local and international news reports. Al-Iqabi was not widely known among his colleagues, and it was not clear why he was targeted.

The board of the daily Al-Muwatin was headed by Ibrahim Bahr Al-Uloom, the former oil minister and a Shiite member of parliament, Iraqi journalists told CPJ.

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