Iraqi journalist Ahmed Abdul Samad assassinated in Basra

Iraqi journalist Ahmed Abdul Samad frequently appeared on Al Arabiya and Al Hadath. (Supplied)

Iraqi journalist Ahmed Abdul Samad has been assassinated in the city of Basra by unknown individuals, Al Hadath sources have confirmed.

Abdul Samad, a journalist from Basra, appeared several times on the screen of Al Arabiya and Al Hadath in covering the popular demonstrations in southern Iraq.

He provided the media outelts with many pictures and videos documenting the popular protests.

Safaa Ghali, a cameraman working for Iraq’s Dijlah TV, was also killed in the same attack, according to Iraqi state television and a statement posted on Dijlah TV's website.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56