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Iraq journalists' union head dies
Shihab Tamimi being treated in hospital - 23 February
Shihab Tamimi died of a heart attack after being shot on Saturday
The head of Iraq's national journalists' union, Shihab al-Tamimi, has died in hospital.

He was shot in the chest on Saturday by gunmen in the capital Baghdad. A spokesman for the journalists' union said he died of a heart attack.

An independent journalist working for many local newspapers, he was a fierce critic of Iraq's sectarian violence.

Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003, 270 Iraqi journalists have been killed, the Iraqi Media Safety Group says.





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