BAGHDAD, Iraq – Gunmen killed an Iraqi television anchorwoman Wednesday as she was traveling by taxi to her home in southeastern Baghdad, a station official said.
Leqaa Abdul Razzaq (search), an anchorwoman for Al-Sharqiyah television, was killed about 6 p.m. en route to the Dora district, said Salah al-Askary, a news director at the station.
Al-Askary said the motive for the killing wasn't clear and as far as he knew Abdul Razzaq had received no threats. Her husband was murdered about two months ago, he said.
Abdul Razzaq had worked for the U.S.-funded Iraqiya television until about a month ago. She read the news on one of Al-Sharqiyah's newscasts and moderated a daily program about the Iraqi press, he said.
Under Saddam Hussein's (search) regime, Abdul Razzaq, who was about 30, worked for Shabab, or Youth, TV, which was owned by Saddam Hussein's son Odai.
Earlier this month, Zeina Mahmoudan (search), an Iraqi female TV journalist working for Kurdish-run Al-Hurriya TV, was killed by gunmen in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad.