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Iraq: Journalists,anti-Qaida fighters killed

Journalists killed while working on a report in the city of Mosul,northwest of Baghdad.

Iraqi officials say attacks across the country have killed five people,including two journalists working in a northern city.

Police say a reporter and cameraman for the private al-Sharqiya TV channel were shot on Sunday while working on a report in the city of Mosul,about 360 km northwest 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,20 km south of Baghdad,police officials said.

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Hospital officials confirmed the casualties. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to journalists.

First published on: 05-10-2013 at 09:24:34 pm
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