Iraqi newspaper man and his wife murdered in their home

An Iraqi newspaper journalist has become the 154th media worker killed during the current war in Iraq, according to the IFJ.

The International Federation of journalists has reported that Saed MAhdi Shalash and his wife were murdered after gunmen came into their home.

He worked for the Rayat Al Arab newspaper and was said to have had a 20-year career wormking with the Iraqi News Agency.

The IFJ said: "Iraqi journalists risk being killed by any number of groups as the security situation there slides out of control."

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