Written by Chris Floyd
Friday, 13 July 2007
“I carry a wounded horizon/In the seasons of my eye.” — Marty Matz
I.”Who’s Your Baghdaddy?”
Khalid W. Hassan, 23, an interpreter and reporter in the New York Times’s news bureau in Baghdad, was shot and killed today, John F. Burns, the bureau chief, reported…Mr. Hassan was shot in the Seiydia district of south central Baghdad while driving to work under unclear circumstances, Mr. Burns said. He had called the bureau earlier and said his normal route to the office had been blocked by a security checkpoint. “I’m trying to find another way,” he told the bureau staff. About a half an hour he called his mother, with whom he lived, telling her, “I’ve been shot.”His family later called the bureau to report that he had been killed.