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REPORTER GUNNED DOWN

A young Iraqi reporter was shot dead in Kirkuk, reports the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).

Dyar Abas Ahmed, a correspondent with the independent online news site Eye Iraq, was walking in a street in the centre of Kirkuk with a friend on 10 October when he was shot six times in the head and chest by unidentified gunmen, CPJ reports. He was declared dead at the scene.

According to CPJ, at least 135 other journalists have been killed in Iraq in relation to their work since the U.S. invasion of March 2003. Four of them were killed in Kirkuk.

Visit these links:
- CPJ: http://tinyurl.com/3okauu
- Eye Iraq: http://www.eyeiraq.com/show/12718.html
(15 October 2008)

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