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Iraqi officials: Gunmen break into house, shoot dead local TV journalist in northern Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi officials say a local journalist has been shot dead by gunmen who broke into his house in the country's north.
A police officer said Tuesday that the 29-year old TV presenter, Ghazwan Anas was having his Iftar the evening meal that breaks the dawn-to-dusk fast during the holy month of Ramadan when the gunmen broke into the family's home Monday night in the city of Mosul. His mother and wife were wounded in the attack.
A health official confirmed the causalities. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
Anas worked for al-Mosul satellite TV channel.
Iraq is ranked among the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, according to the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.