Prominent Sunni politician shot dead in Iraq




 
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Prominent Sunni politician shot dead in Iraq
 
December 14th, 2005  
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Prominent Sunni politician shot dead in Iraq
RAMADI, Iraq, Dec 13 (Reuters) - A leading Sunni Muslim Arab
politician was shot dead in Iraq on Tuesday just two days before the nation
votes for a new parliament.
Mizhar al-Dulaimi, head of the Free Progressive Iraqi Party, was
killed while campaigning in the centre of Ramadi, capital of the restive
Anbar province in western Iraq, police said. Three of his bodyguards were
wounded.
A well-known Sunni Arab, Dulaimi had appeared on television the
previous night, urging Iraqis to vote.
Many Sunni Arabs are standing in Thursday's poll after largely
boycotting the Jan. 30 election for an interim assembly.
Al Qaeda and other Islamist militant groups on Monday described the
election as ungodly and said they would continue their jihad until they had
turned Iraq into an Islamic state.
But their statement was more muted in tone that those issued by
insurgent groups in January and did not directly threaten voters or
candidates.