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BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqi officials say gunmen fatally shot a health ministry official at his home in Baghdad in the latest slaying apparently targeting government employees.

Police officials say Mohammed Chillab was sitting in his garden late Wednesday evening when three gunmen attacked him using silenced pistols.

Chillab was the deputy head of the technical affairs department at the health ministry. Morgue officials confirmed his death.

All the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media about the matter.

Police also said on Thursday that a mobile phone shop owner was gunned down and killed as he was closing his store for the night late Wednesday.

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