Iraqi editor killed in Baghdad

A design editor of a state-run Iraqi newspaper has been killed on his way to work in Baghdad.

    Al-Sabah has been targeted before

    The US-based Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the murder of Abdel Karim al-Rubai, 40, who was the design editor for Al-Sabah newspaper.

    He was shot by several gunmen on Saturday morning .

    Joel Simon, the committee's executive director, said in a statement: "Al-Sabah and its staff have become repeated targets for insurgents. We urge the authorities to bring those responsible for this murder to justice."
     
    Al-Sabah reported two weeks ago that it had received a death threat via e-mail against al-Rubai and his family signed by the military wing of the Mujahideen Council, an al Qaeda affiliate in Iraq, the committee said.
     
    The committee said that 78 journalists, including al-Rubai, and 28 media support workers have been killed in Iraq since the war began in March 2003. The majority of victims have been Iraqis.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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