MOSUL, Iraq, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- Two local journalists working for an Iraqi television were shot dead by gunmen in the country's northern city of Mosul on Saturday, police and the TV channel said.
Unidentified gunmen shot dead Mohammed Karim al-Badrani, a correspondent for al-Sharqiyah satellite channel, and his colleague Mohammed Ghanim, while they were interviewing local citizens in Sarj-Khana district in central Mosul, some 400 km north of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Al-Sharqiyah channel confirmed the incident, saying that "the evil has assassinated the correspondent Mohammed Karim and the cameraman Mohammed Ghanim," without giving further details.
The Iraqi Journalists Syndicate condemned in a statement the assassination and demanded that the security forces bring the criminals to justice and provide protection to journalists.
The group said earlier in its annual report that more than 375 media workers have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.
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