An Iraqi TV journalist has been shot dead in an attack on his home in the north of the country according to local officials.
The 29-year-old television presenter, Ghazwan Anas was attacked while breaking his fast with iftar on Monday evening.
Police Second lieutenant, Khalaf Al Juburi confirmed the attack and the casualties.
A health official confirmed that his mother and wife were left wounded by the attackers. The Journalistic Freedoms Observatory made a statement, saying that Anas’ four-month-old son was also wounded by the gunmen.
Anas worked for the satellite TV channel, Sama al-Mosul.
Iraq is regularly ranked among the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. The Committee to Protect Journalists places the country at the top of its list for journalists being murdered with impunity, while Reporters without Borders places Iraq as 152nd out of 179 countries in its latest press freedom index.