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Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Unconfirmed: Dyar Abas Ahmed

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2009
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Unconfirmed: Dyar Abas Ahmed, January 2009, available at: [accessed 24 November 2017]
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Eye Iraq
October 10, 2008, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Ahmed, a correspondent for the independent online news site Eye Iraq, was killed by unidentified gunmen in Kirkuk, about 140 miles (220 kilometers) north of Baghdad, according to Kirkuk police.

Ahmed, 28, was walking with a friend in the center of Kirkuk when he was attacked, Kirkuk Police Chief Sarhad Qadir told CPJ. He said Ahmed was shot six times in the head and chest. Qadir said the motive was not clear.

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