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Washington Post Reporter Killed in Baghdad

Salih Saif Aldin, a 32-year-old reporter for the Washington Post, was killed yesterday in Baghdad by a bullet to the forehead, apparently from close range. His colleagues' report:

The area Saif Aldin was visiting is dominated by the Mahdi Army, the Shiite militia loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. Some residents at the scene said they feared that soldiers from the Iraqi army, believed to be infiltrated by the militia, were responsible for his death.

"They killed him," one man whispered, pointing at members of the Iraqi army brigade on the street.

Further reading:

Iraq: Journalists in Danger

Iraq Body Count

Iraq Coalition Casualty Count