WASHINGTON (AP) — A correspondent for The Washington Post was fatally shot Sunday while on assignment in Baghdad, the newspaper said.

Salih Saif Aldin, 32, an Iraqi who sometimes wrote under the name Salih Dehema for security reasons, was killed while reporting on the violence in the neighborhood of Sadiyah, according to a statement from the newspaper.

The newspaper reported on its Web site Sunday that Aldin's wounds appeared to indicate he was shot at close range.