Kurdistan TV
March 10, 2005, in Kirkuk, Iraq

Al-Kakaie, 43, director of administration for the Kirkuk office of Kurdistan TV, a station affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), was shot and killed by armed assailants as he was driving to work, according to colleagues and a KDP media official.

The shooting took place in the Hay al-Askari neighborhood of Kirkuk, where al-Kakaie lived, at around 8:30 in the morning, the sources said. Al-Kakaie died instantly. His driver, who was wounded in the attack, survived his injuries.

Media Support Worker: In 2003, CPJ began documenting the deaths of vital media employees such as translators, drivers, fixers, and administrative workers.

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