Two more Iraqi journalists gunned down

Gunmen shot and killed two more Iraqi journalists, one who was killed in his home near Fallujah along with seven family members, police and medical officials reported Wednesday. Abdul-Rahman al-Essawi was shot to death along with his wife, son, father, mother and three other relatives, said Dr. Anas al-Rawi of Fallujah General Hospital where they bodies were taken. Other family members told an Associated Press reporter in Fallujah that al-Essawi was working as a reporter the online NINA news agency and as the media representative of Anbar Salvation Council. The council was formed recently among Sunni tribes in Anbar to fight al-Qaida in Iraq. In Amarah, 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Baghdad, gunmen mowed down Nazar Abdul-Wahid as he stood on a city street, according to a police official in the city who refused to give his name for fear of retribution from militants.