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JUST IN: TV Journalist Killed in Iraq

Shifa Gardi, 30, who was by a roadside bomber becomes the first journalist killed in Iraq in 2017.

ABC NEWS reported:

A TV journalist covering the battle to retake Mosul from occupying ISIS fighters was killed by a roadside bomb Saturday, Rudaw TV said.

Shifa Gardi, 30, was killed and her cameraman was injured, the Kurdish media organization said in a statement. It’s the first recorded killing of a journalist in Iraq in 2017, the Committee to Protect Journalists said; at least six were killed in the country last year.

Shifa Gardi was one of Rudaw’s most daring journalists,” Rudaw Media Network said. “She was known as a renowned skilled journalist in Kurdish news media, and brought outstanding coverage to Rudaw TV right from the beginning of its establishment.

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