Gunmen kill Shi'ite professor in Baghdad

November 2, 2006 12:51

Gunmen killed the Shi'ite dean of Baghdad University's school of administration and economics on Thursday, four days after the murder of a prominent Sunni academic. Jassim al-Asadi had been driving with his family in the northern Baghdad neighborhood of Azamiyah when the unidentified shooters pulled alongside and opened fire, police Lt. Ahmed Ibrahim said. Al-Asadi's wife and son were also killed in the attack, Ibrahim said. The shooting follows the killing on Monday of geologist Essam al-Rawi, head of the University Professor's Union and a senior member of the hard-line Sunni Association of Muslim Scholars, which is believed to have links to the anti-Shi'ite insurgency raging against US forces and their Iraqi allies.

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