Reuters Photographer and Driver Killed in Iraq

World | July 13, 2007, Friday // 00:00

An Iraqi photographer and driver working for Reuters in Iraq were killed in Baghdad on Thursday in what witnesses said was a US helicopter attack, the agency reported.

Photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and driver Saeed Chmagh, 40, were killed in eastern Baghdad, the international news and information company said.

The US military said the pair died after a clash between its troops and insurgents. The incident was under investigation, it said in a statement.

US and Iraqi forces engaged "a hostile force" after coming under fire and attack aircraft were called in.

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