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Iraqi Journalists Killed In Baghdad

(RFE/RL) July 13, 2007 -- "The New York Times" says an Iraqi reporter working for the newspaper has been shot dead in Baghdad.

In a statement, the daily said 23-year-old Khalid Hassan was killed on his way to work in the south of the capital. It said the circumstances of the attack were unclear.

The shooting came a day after an Iraqi photographer and driver working for Reuters news agency were killed while filming a clash between U.S. forces and insurgents in Baghdad, in an incident the U.S. military said was under investigation.

The U.S. military said nine insurgents were also killed in the clashes.

Iraq is the world's most dangerous place for reporters. Media groups say at least 149 journalists and media assistants have been killed in the country while doing their jobs since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, most of them Iraqis.

Meanwhile, Iraqi authorities imposed curfews on the cities of Al-Najaf and Al-Diwaniyah due to what they said were increased security threats.

(compiled from agency reports)

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