Iraqi journalist killed in Baghdad
An Iraqi journalist working for the country's official television was killed in western Baghdad on Tuesday morning, an Interior Ministry source said.
Riyadh al-Sarray, presenter of political and religious programs in the state-run television Iraqia, was gunned down by armed men in their car in al-Harthiyah district when he was heading for work, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity, Xinhua reported.
The victim began to work for Iraqia TV in 2005 and had worked with several local television channels, the source said.
Statistics of the Iraqi Union of Journalists showed that more than 275 of its members and media workers have been killed since the start of the U.S.-led war in March 2003.
According to earlier reports by Paris-based media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, after the outbreak of the 2003 war, Iraq has become the most dangerous place for journalists since World War II.