Iraq: Seven family members killed as reporter detained following shoe incident
Gunmen killed seven people from a single family, members of the minority Yazidi sect, when they stormed into their home in northern Iraq on Monday, police said. According to Reuters, police said a woman, her husband, and the couple's adult children were shot dead in the attack, which took place after midnight in the town of Sinjar, which is located west of Mosul, a city around 390 km north of Baghdad.
Meanwhile, an Iraqi official said a reporter who threw his shoes at U.S. President George Bush is being held for questioning by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's guards and is being tested for alcohol and drugs. The official told The Associated Press that Muntadar al-Zeidi is being interrogated over whether anybody paid him to throw his shoes at Bush during a news conference Sunday.