This time it's south of the Sunni triangle, in Basra.
from the BBC:
US freelance reporter, Steven Vincent, has been shot dead by unknown gunmen in Basra, southern Iraq, police have said. Mr Vincent was abducted with his female Iraqi translator at gun point by men in a police car on Tuesday. He had been writing a book about the city, where insurgents have recently stepped up their attacks. Vincent reported that Shia militants had infiltrated the Basra police. via Avedon.