Congo state TV reporter killed in his home, group says

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) " A Congolese press freedom group says a state television reporter was killed in his home by unidentified assailants.

The group Journalist in Danger said in a statement Wednesday that the reporter, Marcel Lubala, was shot three times early Tuesday morning at his home in the central town of Mbuji-Mayi. The group said his body was dragged in front of his wife, who had been tied up.

The group said Lubala appeared to be the victim of a "settling of scores." It said journalists in the region would observe a "day without the press" on Thursday.

The provincial government said several people were arrested in connection with the case but did not suggest a possible motive.

Journalist in Danger has recorded 14 journalist killings in Congo in the past decade.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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