Journalist killed in Iraq

Baghdad, March 22: A journalist was shot by Kurdish security forces near a presidential site in Iraq’s capital Baghdad Saturday, the police said.

Mohammed Bdiewi, also a teacher in the media college at Baghdad’s Mustansriyah University, was shot dead in Baghdad’s central district of Karrada.

Bdiewi was heading to his office at Free Iraq Radio station when he had a dispute with soldiers guarding a presidential site belonging to Iraq’s Kurdish President Jalal Talabani, Xinhua reported.

Talabani has been in Germany recovering from a stroke since the end of 2012.

IANS