Journalists Killed  |  Iraq

Mohamed al-Hamdani


February 24, 2011, in Ramadi, Iraq

Al-Hamdani, a correspondent for Al-Itijah satellite television in Al-Anbar province, was covering a religious celebration in a cultural center in Ramadi when a suicide bomber detonated explosives, news reports said. Ahmad Abd al-Salam, a correspondent for Al-Aan satellite TV station, and Ahmad al-Hayti, a radio reporter for Iraq Hurr, were injured in the attack, according to news reports.

Al-Hayti told his station that the celebration included a gathering of poets and writers reciting their work and had no security. Fourteen people were killed and 23 injured in the attack, according to news reports.

Medium: Television

Job: Broadcast Reporter

Beats Covered: Culture

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment

Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire

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