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US citizen shot dead in Baghdad, say security sources

Iraqi policemen try to disperse supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr outside the Government Headquarters in the capital Baghdad's Green Zone, on August 29, 2022. (Ahmad Al-rubaye / AFP / File)
Iraqi policemen try to disperse supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr outside the Government Headquarters in the capital Baghdad's Green Zone, on August 29, 2022. (Ahmad Al-rubaye / AFP / File)

A US citizen who lived in Iraq for two years was shot dead in central Baghdad, Iraqi security sources say, while the motive not immediately clear.

The victim was traveling by car “when unknown persons opened fire,” an interior ministry source says, on condition of anonymity. The US embassy in Baghdad is unable to give an immediate comment.

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