Freed Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena was wounded when US troops opened fire on a convoy carrying her to safety, and an Italian mediator who help negotiate her release was killed, her newspaper Il Manifesto said on Friday
Sgrena was taken to a US-run hospital for treatment for wounds to her shoulder, the newspaper said.
The mediator, an Italian secret service agent, was shot dead in the incident, Il Manifesto said.
The paper provided no further details on the incident.
Sgrena, 56, was kidnapped by armed men near Baghdad University where she had been interviewing refugees from last year's US assault on Falluja.
Il Manifesto's editorial director Francesco Paterno said he had been informed of Sgrena's release by an Italian official in charge of the secret service.
"It's been confirmed. Gianni Letta confirmed it. They have her," said Paterno, without giving any further details.
the italian agent was killed becaus he used his body to protect Giuliana against the shots fired by american troops