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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.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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