Marwan Ibrahim's right shoulder, right ear, head and both knees were injured in the blast
AFP journalist Marwan Ibrahim shows the bandages on his head after he was wounded while reporting on bombings in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk. Ibrahim's right shoulder, right ear, head and both knees were injured in the blast. © - AFP
Marwan Ibrahim's right shoulder, right ear, head and both knees were injured in the blast
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Last updated: June 13, 2012

AFP journalist wounded in Iraq bombing

AFP journalist Marwan Ibrahim was wounded in the head in a car bombing on Wednesday as he reported on bomb attacks in the northern Iraq city of Kirkuk.

Ibrahim, a 34-year-old who has worked for AFP since 2003, went to northwest Kirkuk to report on a blast in the area about 6:20 am (0320 GMT).

He then left for the site of another bombing, travelling in an SUV with his father-in-law, a police brigadier general so he could pass checkpoints more quickly.

"A car bomb targeted us on our way to the site of a second explosion," Ibrahim said. "It was a big shock, and I heard a terrible sound."

The vehicle's windows were blown out, and it caught on fire.

Ibrahim's right ear, head, right shoulder and both knees were injured in the blast. His father-in-law and the driver of the vehicle were also wounded.

Ibrahim was treated at a hospital in Kirkuk and is to travel to Jordan for further treatment.

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