16 Mar 2009

Iraqi footballer killed by stray bullet

1:07 pm on 16 March 2009

An Iraqi footballer has been killed by a stray bullet, when one of his team's supporters fired off several rounds to celebrate their win.

The game had just ended in a 1-0 nil win for Annana over neighbouring village Sinjar - about 120 kilometres from Baghdad - when the player was hit in the chest and died.