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Journalist shot dead in Baghdad: Report

Ahmed Riyadh al-Karbouli, 25, was shot by six men in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported.

india Updated: Sep 19, 2006 15:42 IST

Militants murdered a Baghdad TV journalist in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, the US-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) reported on Tuesday.

Ahmed Riyadh al-Karbouli, 25, was shot by six men after midday prayers on Monday while he was talking to friends.

CPJ said al-Karbouli had received numerous death threats from insurgents over the past four months warning him to leave Baghdad TV, a satellite channel owned by the Sunni Iraqi Islamic Party.

A month ago, gunmen stormed into al-Karbouli's house and threatened him in front of his family.

His news reports offended some insurgents in Ramadi who felt he was criticising them, said CPJ sources.

Baghdad TV has lost three other employees since June 2005 - two of them killed by US forces in crossfire.