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Mon 15 Oct 2007 07:44 PM

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Two journalists shot dead in Iraq

Two Iraqi journalists have been killed in separate incidents in the troubled country, a press source says.

Two Iraqi journalists have been killed in separate incidents in Iraq, a press source said on Monday.

The source of the Iraqi United League of Journalists said a correspondent of the US mass circulation, the Washington Post, was killed in an armed attack in the district of Seydiah south of the capial. Gunmen sprayed the journalist, Saleh Seif Alaa-Eddine, aged 32, with bullets and fled the scene. He died instantly.

The Washington Post release a statement condemning the attack on its staff member and said the victim had served the American newspaper since 2004.

Another Iraqi journalist, who worked for a newspaper based in Tikrit. Iyad Al-Tikriti and two guards of the newspaper were killed in an armed attack on a car for the daily on a highway southwest of Kirkuk.

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