Prison officer gunned down in northern Iraq

Police say a gunman has killed an off-duty prison officer in the northern city of Mosul on Sunday.  A police statement says the victim was a 1st lieutenant in his 20s who served at Badoosh prison on the city's outskirts.


The statement from the provincial police command did not give a motive for the shooting. Inmates at Badoosh rioted in August 2007. Iraqi guards shot dead one inmate who tried to escape during the melee and wounded two others. Gunmen stormed the complex five months earlier, freeing about 150 inmates. Most of them were later recaptured. (AP)



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