Violence: Al-Qaeda fighters patrol in a commandeered police truck in Fallujah, Iraq.

Violence: Al-Qaeda fighters patrol in a commandeered police truck in Fallujah, Iraq. Photo: AP

An Iraqi journalist was shot and killed on Saturday in Baghdad.

Mohammed Bdaiwi, the Baghdad bureau chief of Radio Free Iraq, was on his way to his office, near the residence of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, when he was shot by a military guard after an argument between them, the radio station reported.

According to his media outlet, the incident happened as Bdaiwi was driving his car through the guarded gate at the compound that houses his bureau as well as the presidential residence when he became involved in an argument with a guard, CNN reported.

After shooting Bdaiwi, the guard allegedly fled inside the compound.

The station reported that the guard was later arrested by police after Iraq's prime minister made a surprise appearance to demand that he be taken into the custody.

The latest death follows a violent day in Iraq in which at least 10 people were killed in shootings and explosions on Saturday.