Gunmen kill 8 in raid on new Iraqi TV station

October 12, 2006 10:13


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Gunmen raided the Baghdad offices of a new Sunni-Arab television station Thursday, killing four guards and four technicians, police said. Elsewhere in the city a pair of bombs killed five and wounded 11 others, police Lt. Bilal Ali Majid said. First a car bomb parked in central Baghdad's Qurtaba Square exploded, followed shortly afterward by second device planted on the roadside nearby, Majid said. One policeman was among the dead. The raid on the southeastern Baghdad offices of Iraq's Shaabiya satellite station came at around 7 a.m. (0400 GMT), police Maj. Mahir Hamad said. Another employee was wounded in the assault, Hamad said. An unknown number of gunmen pulled up at the station in six cars, stormed quickly into the offices and opened fire, then fled, Majid said. The station went on the air earlier this year.

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