Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Haidar Hashim Suhail
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2010|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Haidar Hashim Suhail, January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6496a02.html [accessed 14 February 2016]|
March 10, 2009, in Abu Ghraib, Iraq
Haidar Hashim Suhail, a correspondent, and Suhaib Adnan, a cameraman, both working with the Cairo-based Al-Baghdadia satellite channel, were among more than 30 people who were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the town of Abu Ghraib, in Anbar province, his colleagues told CPJ.
Suhail, 30, Adnan, 25, and a group of journalists were accompanying Brigadier General 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 himself, cameraman Raid Qassim told CPJ.Four more journalists suffered injuries in the attack. Ibrahim al-Katib, correspondent with the state-run Al-Iraqiya TV, was seriously injured in the head, suffered 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|