BAGHDAD, April 8 (KUNA) -- Unknown gunmen assassinated on Friday the manager of Al-Masar television network, Taha Al-Alawi, and the head of the department political prisoners, Eid Thiab, in southern Baghdad, police said.
Gunmen in a car opened fire from silencer-equipped guns at the two men in the district of Ouwairej in the southern sector of the city, killing the pair instantly.
Al-Masar is run by Al-Daawa party, the number-one ally of Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki.
Such attacks have recently escalated in the country. (end) mhg.rk KUNA 081307 Apr 11NNNN