Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Raed Qays

Sawt al-Iraq

October 13, 2006, in Baghdad, Iraq

Unidentified gunmen murdered Qays, a journalist for radio station Sawt al-Iraq, according to CPJ sources. The assailants intercepted the journalist's vehicle in Baghdad's northern neighborhood of Al-Dura, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory reported, citing the independent news agency Aswat al-Iraq.

Qays' sister, a passenger, was unharmed, the observatory said. Qays, 28, also worked for Radio Sumer, part of the Iraqi satellite network Al-Sumaria.

Motive Unconfirmed: CPJ is investigating to determine whether the death was work-related.

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