Mousal: A female reporter, Shifa Gardi , working for Iraqi Kurdish channel Rudaw was killed by the explosion of a roadside bomb Saturday.

The broadcaster said, “Prominent Rudaw war reporter and journalist Shifa Gardi has been killed in Mosul as she covered clashes.” They added, “Journalism remains male-dominated = Shifa Gardi broke those perceptions and stereotypes = we pay tribute to her courageous journalism.”

Her editors said the bomb blast that killed her was caused by an explosive device on a road in western Mosul which also left her cameraman wounded.