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Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Orhan Hijran

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2010
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October 21, 2009, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Hijran, a cameraman with the Baghdad-based independent Al-Rasheed satellite television channel, was killed when a bomb exploded in front of his house in the Al-Khadhrah neighborhood of southwestern Kirkuk, Bureau Chief Jawdat Assaf told CPJ.

The bomb exploded in early afternoon as Hijran and Mohammed Abdullah Zadeh, a correspondent with Cairo-based Al-Baghdadia television, were returning home from an assignment. Abdullah Zadeh suffered minor injuries.

Roadside bombs often struck the southwestern area of Kirkuk, which was frequently traveled by the U.S. military, local journalists told CPJ. Assaf said the area where Hijran was killed included a police checkpoint and had been the target of more than a dozen roadside bombs.

Job:Camera Operator
Beats Covered:Culture
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group


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