Al-Ghorabi, a cameraman for the Afaq satellite channel, died when a car bomb exploded in the city center, according to news reports. He was on assignment with numerous other journalists at the southern entrance of a Diwaniyya government compound when the bomb went off, local news reports said.
The journalists were about to accompany the provincial governor on a tour of a public works project, news reports said. More than 20 people were reported dead in the attack. No group immediately claimed responsibility.
Al-Ghorabi had worked for two years for Afaq, which was owned by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party. He is survived by a wife and four children.