Violence Silences Three Iraqi Journalists

Three Iraqi journalists were killed in separate incidents in Baghdad this week. Khamel Mohsin, Thaer Ahmed Jabr and Khmail Khalaf all lost their lives in attacks.

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DEBBIE ELLIOTT, host:

A sad note now from the group Reporters Without Borders. Over the past week, three Iraqi journalists have been killed in separate incidents in Baghdad. Gunmen kidnapped Khamel Mohsin on April 3rd. Her body was found the next day. She was a radio and TV announcer during the Saddam era. But after his overthrow she went to work for the U.S. Finance Radio Sawa.

The deputy director of Baghdad TV, Thaer Ahmed Jabr, was killed in a truck bomb attack on his station. And the body of Khmail Kalaf was found yesterday. She'd been shot to death. She worked for the U.S.-funded radio-free Europe, Radio Liberty.

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