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Iraqi cameraman killed in attack on Anbar police chief

AFP , Sunday 12 Oct 2014
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An attack that killed the police chief for Iraq's troubled Anbar province Sunday also killed a cameraman working for the police's media arm, officers and colleagues said.

A police captain in charge of the western province's media department said Imad Amer Lattufi died in the roadside bomb blast that also killed Anbar police chief Ahmed Saddag.

He said the young cameraman was accompanying Saddag in an operation to retake an area called Twei, northwest of the provincial capital Ramadi, from Islamic State jihadist militants.

A Ramadi-based journalist confirmed Lattufi's death.

He described him as a brave cameraman who had spent most of the year on the frontlines with federal forces battling jihadists across Anbar.

An Iraqi cameraman working for the local Sama Salaheddin channel, Raad al-Azzawi, was executed east of the city of Tikrit on Friday, according to relatives.

The Paris-based media press freedom watchdog Reporters Without Borders had said IS fighters had detained Azzawi before his death for refusing to work for them.

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