As Violence Rises, Journalists in Iraq Face Renewed Risks

By: Yasir Ghazi | New York Times

Journalists have not escaped the recent surge of violence in Iraq, and several have been shot dead at close range. This week, militants took a more fearsome approach: a sustained assault involving five suicide bombers on the headquarters of a local TV news station in Tikrit.

The attackers seized hostages and battled security forces for hours as fire engulfed the upper floors of the building where a state television channel also had a bureau.

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