(CNN) — Mohammed Bdaiwi, the Baghdad bureau chief of Radio Free Iraq, was shot and killed Saturday in Baghdad, police said.
Bdaiwi was on his way to his office, near the residence of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, when he was shot by a military guard after an argument between them, the radio station reported.
According to his media outlet, Bdaiwi was driving his car through the guarded gate at the compound that houses his bureau as well as the presidential residence when he got in an argument with a guard.
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The guard shot the journalist and fled inside the compound. The guard was eventually handed over to police once Iraq’s prime minister made a surprise appearance to demand that he be taken into custody, the station reported.