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Radio Free Iraq Journalist Killed in Baghdad

The Baghdad bureau chief for RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq has been shot and killed at a checkpoint near his home in the Iraqi capital.Witnesses say Mohammed Bdaiwi Owaid al-Shammari was shot dead early Saturday by an Iraqi presidential guard at the compound's gate after the two argued over whose vehicle should pass through the checkpoint first. The guard fled the scene after the shooting but was later handed over to authorities. Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki met briefly with the...

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