Sister of one of Iraq's new VPs shot and killed

A sister of Iraq's new Sunni vice president was killed in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad on Thursday, police said. Mayson Ahmed Bakir al-Hashimi, whose brother, Tariq al-Hashimi, was appointed by parliament as vice president on Saturday, was killed by unidentified gunmen in a BMW as she was leaving her home at 8 a.m. with her bodyguard in southwestern Baghdad, said police Capt. Jamel Hussein. The bodyguard, Saad Ali, also died in the shooting, Hussein said. It was the second killing in Tariq al-Hashimi's immediate family in two weeks.