TV presenter killed in northern Iraq

Source:Xinhua Published: 2012-7-31 16:15:03

An Iraqi television presenter working for a local TV station in Iraq's northern province of Nineveh was shot dead by unidentified gunmen, a provincial police source told Xinhua on Tuesday.

The incident took place late on Monday when gunmen opened fire on Ghazwan Anas after they broke into his house in Sumer neighborhood in eastern the provincial capital city of Nineveh, some 400 km north of Baghdad, the source said on condition of anonymity.

The attackers also wounded his wife and his 4-month-old baby before they fled the scene, the source said.

Anas, 29 years old, is a presenter of social programs in Sama- al-Mosul TV channel which was launched in 2011 and owned by Nineveh's provincial government.

The Iraqi Union of Journalists condemned in a statement the assassination of Anas and called on Nineveh's Operations Command, responsible for the security of the province, to exert every effort to bring the killers to justice.

The Union said that more than 280 of its members and media workers have been killed since the start of the US-led war in March 2003.

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