A British journalist has been shot dead in Baghdad, just hours after an explosion killed seven recruits in a new US backed Iraqi police force.
The unidentified freelance journalist was shot outside the Iraqi National Museum, where a US soldier was shot dead earlier this week.
Reuters news agency says the journalist's body has been turned over to US forces, who are investigating the incident.
Increasing ambushes, sniper shootings and other attacks blamed on Saddam Hussein loyalists have plagued US soldiers. But until now there was no sign of journalists being specifically targeted.
The death brings to 16 the number of journalists who have died in Iraq since the start of the war on March 20th.
Saturday's deadly explosion came as police recruits marched down a street in the town of Ramadi after their graduation ceremony. Investigators are trying to determine the cause of the blast, which also wounded up to 40 police recruits.
Reuters news agency says the local police chief is blaming supporters of Saddam Hussein for the attack.
On Friday, Al-Jazeera broadcast an audiotape by a speaker claiming to be Saddam, who threatened more attacks in coming days.