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Iraq

Muthanna Abdul Hussein, Khaled Abdel Thamer

09 March 2014

The two cameramen working for Al-Iraqia channel were killed in a bomb blast which targeted al Athar check point located in the northern entrance of the city of Hilla, according to the Iraqi Journalists’ Syndicate (IJS), an IFJ affiliate.

The IJS says that the blast happened when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a tank which also exploded. The cameramen were covering live the distribution of voting cards from the police electoral center in Hilla.