From the MSNBC story of this latest tragedy:
The deaths brought the number of journalists killed in Iraq since 2003 to 104, making it the deadliest conflict for media in 25 years, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.
“This senseless attack underscores why Iraq remains the most dangerous assignment in the world,” CPJ Executive Director Joel Simon said in a statement. “No journalist is safe in covering this story, especially local Iraqi reporters who have suffered the brunt of media casualties.”
Iraqis have accounted for 83 percent of all media deaths in the country, the group said.
“The horror! The horror!”
– Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Part 3