Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Interior ministry official assassinated in Baghdad

Sadiq Jaafar picks up paintings of Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, father of Muqtada al-Sadr, center, and Imam Ali, right, at the Imam Ali Bin Abi Talib mosque in the Azamiyah area of Baghdad, Iraq Wednesday, May 18, 2005 after it was hit by a car bomb blast late Tuesday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) BAGHDAD - Gunmen shot dead an Iraqi interior ministry official as he left his home in Baghdad, police said, and al Qaeda's wing in Iraq claimed responsibility for the assassination in an Internet statement.

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