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Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Alwan al-Ghorabi

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 20 December 2011
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June 21, 2011, in Diwaniyya, Iraq

Al-Ghorabi, a cameraman for the Afaq satellite channel, died when a car bomb exploded in the city center, according to news reports. He was on assignment with numerous other journalists at the southern entrance of a Diwaniyya government compound when the bomb went off, local news reports said.

The journalists were about to accompany the provincial governor on a tour of a public works project, news reports said. More than 20 people were reported dead in the attack. No group immediately claimed responsibility.

Al-Ghorabi had worked for two years for Afaq, which was owned by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party. He is survived by a wife and four children.

Job:Camera Operator
Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
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