Iraq: Five dead including TV reporter
Iraqi officials said an Iraq state TV reporter has been shot dead in the northern city of Mosul. An Iraqi policeman conveyed gunmen emerged from a car Tuesday and opened fire on Muhieddin Abdul-Hamid near his apartment in eastern Mosul.
An official with Iraqiya state TV said the 50-year-old journalist was a local anchor for the station in Mosul.
Elsewhere, a bomb hidden on a motorcycle went off at a checkpoint in northern Baghdad on Tuesday, killing four fighters of a group battling Al-Qaeda, Iraqi security officials said. The attack took place at around 10:00 am (0700 GMT) at a checkpoint run by the fighters in Al-Sulek neighbourhood, the officials said, according to AFP. Four other members of the group were wounded, along with two civilians.