Iraqi troops arrest Sunni Muslim parliament member, kill at least five

By REUTERS
December 28, 2013 10:48

RAMADI - Iraqi security forces arrested a Sunni Muslim member of parliament in the western Anbar province and clashed with his bodyguards on Saturday, killing at least five people, police sources said.

The dead included three bodyguards, a sister and a brother of the lawmaker, Ahmed al-Alwani, a member of the Sunni-backed Iraqiya bloc who has been critical of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the sources said.

"Army troops with police special forces were trying to arrest Alwani from his house, but fierce fighting erupted. Five bodies, including one woman, were taken to Falluja hospital," one police source said.


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