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Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamed al-Hamdani

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamed al-Hamdani, 20 December 2011, available at: [accessed 18 January 2018]
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February 24, 2011, in Ramadi, Iraq

Al-Hamdani, a correspondent for Al-Itijah satellite television in Al-Anbar province, was covering a religious celebration in a cultural center in Ramadi when a suicide bomber detonated explosives, news reports said. Ahmad Abd al-Salam, a correspondent for Al-Aan satellite TV station, and Ahmad al-Hayti, a radio reporter for Iraq Hurr, were injured in the attack, according to news reports.

Al-Hayti told his station that the celebration included a gathering of poets and writers reciting their work and had no security. Fourteen people were killed and 23 injured in the attack, according to news reports.

Job:Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered:Culture
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
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