Iraq's PM: Militants killed Interior Ministry spokesman's nephew

Iraq's prime minister says militants have killed a nephew of the national Interior Ministry spokesman and hung his body from an electric pole in Baghdad. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says the nephew of Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf was killed on Tuesday in Sadr City district _ the stronghold of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr' Mahdi Army. Khalaf was in charge of the government crackdown against the Mahdi Army in Basra in late March and has survived past assassination attempts. Clashes have spread to Sadr City since then.