Monday, November 28, 2005

Sunni politicians said killed in Iraq

"BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Two Sunni Arab politicians and their bodyguard were shot dead while driving in western Baghdad on Monday, members of their party said.

Iyad Alizi and Ali Hussein died when gunmen opened fire on their car as they drove near Abu Ghraib in the west of the Iraqi capital, in what appeared to be a politically motivated attack ahead of December 15 elections.

Alizi and Hussein were both members of the Iraqi Islamic Party. Alizi was one of the party's candidates for next month's parliamentary polls.

There has been an upsurge in Iraq's bloody insurgency in the lead-up to the vote, in which voters will decide on Iraq's first full four-year parliament since the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Sunni Arabs, who were dominant under Saddam, and foreign fighters are battling Iraq's Shi'ite and Kurdish-led government and its U.S. backers."
Funny title, what do they mean "said killed"? Maybe they dies of natural causes, running in an election.


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