Two media workers kidnapped in Iraq

An Iraqi journalist and a photographer in the province of Diyala, northeast of Baghdad, were kidnapped by a group of gunmen on Sunday, an Iraqi media watchdog said on Tuesday.

Two media workers kidnapped in Iraq

An Iraqi journalist and a photographer in the province of Diyala, northeast of Baghdad, were kidnapped by a group of gunmen on Sunday, an Iraqi media watchdog said on Tuesday.

"Hassan Flaiyeh al-Shimmary, correspondent of local al-Diyar television and Adam Khalil, a photographer of the U.S. Associated Press Agency, were kidnapped in the province," the Journalistic Freedom Observatory (JFO) said in a statement.

Armed men intercepted the car of the two media workers while they were leaving the town of Buhruz near Diyala, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, and dragged them out of their car before fleeing the scene, the statement said citing a local police report.

So far, more than 230 Iraqi media workers have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion broke out in 2003, according to the Iraqi Union of Journalists count.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 17 Temmuz 2007, 15:34
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