Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Luma al-Karkhi


November 15, 2006, in Baqubah, Iraq

Al-Karkhi, 25, a reporter for the Baghdad-based daily Al-Dustour, was gunned down in the Tahreer neighborhood of Baqubah, northeast of Baghdad, while on her way to work. She stopped at a cell phone shop where several gunmen shot her, a source at the paper told CPJ.

Al-Karkhi had received several death threats from insurgents in Diyala province warning her to stop reporting, the source said. He said she had grown increasingly apprehensive about reporting in the province.

Medium: Print

Job: Print Reporter

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Female

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Murder

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

Impunity: Yes

Taken Captive: No

Tortured: No

Threatened: Yes

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