TIKRIT, Iraq: Four suicide bombers attacked a local television station headquarters Monday in Tikrit, north of Baghdad, killing five journalists, police officers said.
The dead were Salaheddin television's chief news editor, a copy editor, a producer, a presenter and the archives manager, the officers said.
Another five employees were wounded.
Two of the bombers blew themselves up, and security forces killed the other two when they stormed the building.
The attack came after a December 16 assault by militants on the Tikrit city council headquarters, in which a council member and two police were killed.
Iraq has come in for repeated criticism over the lack of media freedom and the number of unsolved killings of journalists.
With the latest violence, 12 Iraqi journalists have been killed in attacks in less than three months.
Violence in the country has reached a level not seen since 2008, when the country was emerging from a period of brutal sectarian killings.
More than 6,650 people have been killed in Iraq since the beginning of the year, according to AFP figures based on security and medical sources.