Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Alaa Abdel-Wahab
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2010|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Alaa Abdel-Wahab, January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6496a923.html [accessed 28 January 2015]|
May 31, 2009, in Mosul, Iraq
Alaa Abdel-Wahab, a sports journalist with the Cairo-based Al-Baghdadia television station, died from injuries suffered when a bomb exploded in his car in Mosul, northern Iraq, The Associated Press reported.
The bomb also wounded Sultan Jerjis, a sports presenter with the local radio station Al-Rasheed, the Journalistic Freedoms Observatory, a local freedom watchdog, reported.
Abdel-Wahab and Jerjis, on assignment for a story about the local Olympic committee, had just finished eating lunch and were getting into Abdel-Wahab's car when the bomb exploded, according to AP. The bomb had been planted in Abdel-Wahab's car, but it was not clear why he had been targeted.
Abdel-Wahab, 37, was taken to the city's main hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Jerjis suffered minor leg wounds.
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|