Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Suhaib Adnan
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2010|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Suhaib Adnan, January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6496892b.html [accessed 27 May 2015]|
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March 10, 2009, in Abu Ghraib, Iraq
Suhail, a correspondent, and Adnan, a cameraman, both working with the Cairo-based Al-Baghdadia satellite channel, were among more than 30 people killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the town of Abu Ghraib, Anbar province, colleagues told CPJ.
Suhail, 30, Adnan, 25, and a group of journalists were accompanying Brig. Gen. Mard Abdul Hassan, head of the Tribal Affairs division at the Ministry of Interior, to a tribal reconciliation gathering in Abu Ghraib. They were interviewing residents when the suicide bomber, wearing a military uniform, detonated the explosive, cameraman Raid Qassim told CPJ.
Four other journalists suffered injuries in the attack.
Ibrahim al-Katib, a correspondent with state-run Al-Iraqiya TV, suffered head injuries and internal bleeding and underwent surgery at Al-Yarmuk Hospital in Baghdad, his colleagues told CPJ. Qassim, assistant cameraman Uday Munzir, and driver Fawzi Aidan, all working with Al-Iraqiya, also suffered minor injuries, Qassim told CPJ.
|Beats Covered:||Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|