Washington Post reporter killed in Iraq

Salih Saif Aldin, a correspondent for The Washington Post, was fatally shot Oct. 14 while reporting on violence in the Bagdhad neighbourhood of Sadiyah, reported the Associated Press. Aldin, 32, was an Iraqi who sometimes wrote under the name Salih Dehema for security reasons. “He was shot once in the forehead,”said the Post, and his body was later found on the street, covered with newspapers. The Committee to Protect Journalists reports that at least 118 journalists and 41 media support workers were killed in Iraq since the invasion in March 2003; 100 of them were Iraqis.