MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) – Gunmen shot dead an Iraqi reporter on Sunday after pulling her out of a car in northern Mosul, a notoriously violent city where journalists are often targeted and live in fear of their life.
Police said Serwa Abdul-Wahab, in her mid-30s, was on her way to work when gunmen forced her from her taxi in eastern Mosul, 240 miles north of Baghdad, and shot her once in the head.
There were conflicting reports about who she worked for and police were not immediately able to say why she might have been attacked. Police and fellow journalists said she was a contributor to www.muraslon.org, an Iraqi news website.
Another senseless and barbaric TARGETING of a CIVILIAN by heartless, brainless muslim terrorists.