Iraqi police in the northern town of Mosul say gunmen have killed a cameraman working for the Associated Press.

Police say Aswan Lutfalla was having his car repaired when a firefight broke out nearby.  He went to film the clash and was apparently deliberately shot by gunmen.

Lutfalla is the second AP Television News cameraman to be killed in Mosul in the last two years.

Last week, a U.S. press advocacy group, The Committee to Protect Journalists, said 89 journalists have been killed in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion in March 2003.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.