Journalists among five dead in Iraq attacks
on 05/10/2013 13:55:39
Police said a reporter and cameraman for the private al-Sharqiya TV channel were shot today while working on a report in the city of Mosul, about 360km (220 miles) north-west of Baghdad. It was not immediately clear why they were targeted.
Three other people were killed and five were wounded when a roadside bomb hit a checkpoint manned by Sunni militiamen opposed to al-Qaida in the town of Youssifiyah, 20km (12 miles) south of Baghdad, police officials said.
Hospital officials confirmed the casualties. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to journalists.