To journalister som arbeidet for ABC News ble skutt og drept i Bagdad torsdag kveld.
Two Iraqi journalists working for ABC News were ambushed and killed as they drove home from work, the television network announced Friday.
The attack took place Thursday afternoon when unknown assailants attacked the car carrying cameraman Alaa Uldeen Aziz, 33, and soundman Saif Laith Yousuf, 26, from the network’s Baghdad bureau, ABC News President David Westin said in a statement posted on the ABC News Web site.
Journalists have been frequently targeted by violence in
Iraq. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists has recorded 102 journalists and 39 media support workers killed and 48 journalists abducted since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. Those numbers do not include those killed in the latest attack.
Last week, three journalists were killed along with their driver in a drive-by shooting near the northern city of Kirkuk. Gunmen also stormed the offices of the independent Radio Dijla in a predominantly Sunni area in western Baghdad earlier this month, killing two employees and wounding five before destroying the building and knocking the station off the air.