Iraqi priest killed in drive-by shooting in central Baghdad

Iraqi officials say a priest has been killed in a drive-by shooting in central Baghdad. An official with the Interior Ministry and a local police officer have identified the slain priest as Youssef Adel and say he was killed Saturday by gunmen in a speeding car shortly after he left his house. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information. More specifics about the priest's religious affiliation were not immediately available. The predominantly Islamic country has a number of religious minorities, including Catholics and Orthodox Christians, who have faced frequent attacks.