Iraqi boy killed by gunmen aiming for his father

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February 4, 2011 10:01

 
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BAGHDAD  — A police chief in northern Iraq said the 8-year-old son of a local anti-terrorism chief was killed in a food market by gunmen aiming for his father.

Tuz Khormato police chief Col. Hussein Rasheed said Friday that the target of the shooting was the chief of the city's anti-terrorism security squads.

The father and two of his other children were wounded in the Thursday night shooting. The gunmen fled.

The 8-year-old died of his wounds at a hospital.

Tuz Khormato is 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Baghdad.

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