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Iraqi customs chief shot dead

BAGHDAD, April 23 (KUNA) -- Director-General of the Iraqi General Commission of Customs Fadhel Fuad Abbas has been assassinated in south Baghdad Saturday night.
Unknown gunmen using firearms with silencers gunned down Abbas who died on the spot and fled the scene, a police officer told KUNA.
Earlier today Qais Abdullatif, a military officer, was shot dead in a similar attack south Baghdad.
Mohammd Qasem, an Iraqi secret service operative, was also shot dead in west Baghdad today. (pickup previous) mhg.gb KUNA 240009 Apr 11NNNN