Iraqi translator for Reuters news agency killed

An Iraqi translator for Reuters was shot to death by gunmen, an apparent victim of sectarian death squads, the third employee of the news agency killed in Baghdad this week, Reuters reported on Saturday. The London-based news agency did not identify the translator at the request of relatives, apparently to avoid publicizing the family's link to the company. The announcement of his death came a day after an Iraqi journalist for The New York Times was killed by gunmen. The 30-year-old translator was killed Wednesday while driving with two of his brothers in southeast Baghdad, an area where Shiite and Sunni militants operate.