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Judge Assassinated in Eastern Baghdad | ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive 2005 -2017
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BAGHDAD, (AP) – Iraq’s Higher Judicial Council says a senior judge has been assassinated while he was headed home in Baghdad.

Spokesman Abdul-Sattar Bayrkdar says masked drive-by shooters shot and killed Judge Kamil al-Showaili Thursday afternoon on eastern Baghdad’s Canal Highway.

Bayrkdar says al-Showaili was the head of one of Baghdad’s two appeals courts. The spokesman has not identified any particular group as responsible for the slaying.