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Attacks kill 7 in Iraq, including MP candidate

Gunmen in Iraq shot to death a Shiite politician running for parliament in the upcoming elections in April, one of seven people killed in attacks across the country on Friday, officials said.

 

Hamza al-Shimmari, who was on the list of the Ahrar party – which is loyal to firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr – for the April 30 vote, was gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Baghdad's western Ghazaliyah neighborhood, police officials said. (AP)