Iraqi government employee killed in ambush

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
September 26, 2010 14:08




BAGHDAD — Militants killed a government worker in a highway ambush and wounded four more in a string of attacks across Baghdad on Sunday targeting public employees.

Police said the assailants flagged down the car of an employee of Iraqi's Committee on Anti-Corruption as he was driving on Baghdad's airport road and shot him. A hospital official confirmed the killing.

Nicknamed "Route Irish" by the US military, the highway runs through several Sunni neighborhoods and was considered one of the world's deadliest roads at the height of the insurgency in 2006 and 2007.


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