Thursday, February 5, 2009
A policeman in Iraq’s stubbornly violent city of Mosul shot a local journalist twice in the head on Thursday afternoon, killing him, police said
While violence has subsided across the country, Iraq remains a dangerous place for journalists. At least 135 have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
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Mohammed Yunis Mohammed, a Mosul policeman, had been drinking when he approached the home of neighbour Salam al-Dosaki, a journalist with the local al-Hadba newspaper, police said.
An argument ensued between the two men and Mohammed, an Arab, shot and killed Dosaki, a Kurd, on his doorstep. Mohammed was in police custody on Thursday evening, police said.
This article was posted: Thursday, February 5, 2009 at 2:04 pm