Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Dyar Abas Ahmed

Eye Iraq

October 10, 2008, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Ahmed, a correspondent for the independent online news site Eye Iraq, was killed by unidentified gunmen in Kirkuk, about 140 miles (220 kilometers) north of Baghdad, according to Kirkuk police.

Ahmed, 28, was walking with a friend in the center of Kirkuk when he was attacked, Kirkuk Police Chief Sarhad Qadir told CPJ. He said Ahmed was shot six times in the head and chest. Qadir said the motive was not clear.

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

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