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Iraq announces assasin of Iraqi MP Al-Obeidi
12/06/2009 | LOC20:41
17:41 GMT
| World News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط
BAGHDAD, June 12 (KUNA) -- Security Operations at the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, announced the assassin of an Iraqi MP on Friday.
MP Hareth Al-Obeidi, head of the Concord Coalition was shot dead today as he left a mosque in Baghdad's western district of Al-Yarmouk, following Friday prayers.
Ahmed Jassim Ibrahim, 25, is the killer of Al-Obeidi, Security Operations said in a statement, in contrast to claims by Iraqi police who earlier mentioned he was only 15.
The assailant was found escaping a nearby building after he had carried out the shooting. After being discovered, he started shooting at local police also throwing a sound grenade at them, the statement added.
Security forces stationed at a checkpoint closeby managed to gun down the assailant, the statement said furthermore, without adding any further information regarding the incident.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki has ordered an investigation into the assassination, the statement also noted. (pickup previous) mhg.sd KUNA 122041 Jun 09NNNN
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