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Reuters soundman shot dead by US forces

US troops shot dead Reuters television soundman Waleed Khaled in Baghdad on Sunday.

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US troops shot dead Reuters television soundman Waleed Khaled in Baghdad on Sunday.

Waleed Khaled
A cameraman accompanying Khaled was wounded in the back, and is still being detained for questioning.

"A team from Reuters news agency was on assignment to cover the killing of two policemen in Hay Al Adil; US forces opened fire on the team from Reuters and killed Waleed Khaled, who was shot in the head, and wounded Haider Kadhem," an Interior Ministry official quoted the police incident report as saying.

A US statement on the incident said: "Task Force Baghdad units responded to a terrorist attack on an Iraqi Police convoy around 11:20 a.m. (0720 GMT) ... which killed and wounded several Iraqi Police.

"One civilian was killed and another was wounded by small-arms fire during the attack."

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