World Digest: Feb. 7, 2014

By World: World News, International News, Foreign Reporting - The Washington Post, February 8, 2014


Politician is among

7 killed in attacks

Gunmen killed a Shiite politician running for parliament in elections in April, one of seven people killed Friday in attacks across Iraq, officials said.

Hamza al-Shimmari, who was on the list of the Ahrar party — which is loyal to firebrand Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr — for the April 30 vote, was killed in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad’s western Ghazaliyah neighborhood, police said.

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