An Iraqi model and social media fashion icon was assassinated by unknown gunmen in Baghdad on Thursday morning.
According to Kurdistan24, Tara Fares suffered three bullet wounds and was killed in Baghdad’s Kam Sara neighborhood. Fares reportedly lived in Erbil in the Kurdish Region but moved back and forth to Baghdad as well.
The Iraqi Ministry of Interior reportedly claimed the murder is being investigated.
Fares, 22, amassed 2.6 million followers on Instagram and frequently posted photos of herself modeling. She also had more than 87,000 subscribers on Youtube. On Facebook she was also reportedly voted Baghdad’s beauty queen in 2015.
A photo was posted of her on her Instagram account announcing she was killed in a “treacherous and cowardly act.” Hundreds of followers responded with their condolences.
In August, two other women in the beauty industry were also mysteriously killed in Baghdad.