Iraq: suspect arrested in Sunni lawmaker's death

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June 17, 2009 23:08

 
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Iraqi commandos swept into a western Baghdad neighborhood Wednesday and arrested a reputed al-Qaida in Iraq leader suspected of plotting the assassination of a prominent Sunni lawmaker. Officials said the suspect was also a member of a government-backed Sunni paramilitary group that has joined forces with the Americans against al-Qaida, but that could not immediately be confirmed. The brazen daylight shooting death of Harith al-Obeidi raised troubling questions about security just two weeks before US troops are to withdraw from urban areas, and officials have been eager to find those responsible. The gunman died at the scene after detonating a grenade. Iraqi forces wearing black masks and helmets stormed the suspect's house in the mainly Sunni neighborhood of Ghazaliyah while he was eating lunch with his wife and three children.

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