Gunmen Kill Iraqi Police Official in Mosul

Iraqi authorities say gunmen have killed a senior police official who led a criminal investigation unit in the northern city of Mosul.

Officials say the assailants opened fire on Mohammed Aziz near his home Tuesday. The incident appears to be the latest in a wave of attacks by insurgents targeting Iraqi security personnel and government workers. Violence in Iraq on Monday killed eight people, including  a journalist working for the U.S.-funded Al-Hurra television network. Police said Iraqi cameraman Tahrir Kadhem Jawad was killed by a magnetic “sticky bomb” attached to his car in the town of Garma, west of Baghdad. Rights group Reporters Without Borders condemned the killing and called for “urgent protection” of Iraq’s journalists.In Monday’s deadliest attack, a bomb blast killed at least three people in the town of Jalawla in northeastern Iraq’s Diyala province. In Baghdad, a roadside bomb struck a convoy carrying Iraq’s deputy minister of science and technology, Fouad al-Moussawi. He escaped unharmed, but the blast killed one of his guards. Also in the capital, two people were killed in a robbery at a jewelry store.

Elsewhere, gunmen killed an anti-al-Qaida militiaman in the central province of Babil.