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Gunmen raid TV station in Iraq; 7 dead

The killings come as violence continues to rage largely unchecked in the city, despite a major security crackdown by US and Iraqi troops.

india Updated: Oct 12, 2006 12:40 IST

Gunmen raided the offices of an Iraqi satellite channel in Baghdad on Thursday and killed seven guards and employees, the station manager said.

Hassan Kamil, executive manager of Shaabiya satellite channel, said gunmen had stormed the station's office in eastern Zayouna district at 7 am, killing two guards and five other staff, including the office manager.

Earlier the Interior Ministry said eight guards had been killed in the raid.

Shaabiya is a new channel which so far has only done test broadcasts, Kamil told the agency.

The killings come as sectarian and insurgent violence continues to rage largely unchecked in the city, despite a major security crackdown by US and Iraqi troops aimed at curbing suicide car bombings, shootings and death squad killings.