Baghdad: A senior Iraqi intelligence officer was shot dead on Monday near his home east of Baghdad. The source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Xinhua media that the office, identified as Nibras Farman, was gunned down on Monday by gunmen with their silent weapons in front of his home in the al-Baladiat neighborhood.
According to local news reports, Colonel Nebras Abu Ali was the assistant director of the surveillance department of the intelligence service. “Unknown gunmen opened fire on the officer in the Al Baladiyat area east of Baghdad early on Monday. He died instantly,” Iraq’s state-run national Iraqi news agency quoted a security source as saying.
The repeated killings of security officials and some civilian activists come despite repeated attempts by the Iraqi government and political parties to curb the uncontrolled weapons of some armed groups in the country. The source said security forces have started an investigation into the incident.
Earlier in March, another senior intelligence officer was assassinated in the Iraqi capital. Gunmen carrying a pistol equipped with a silencer killed Lieutenant Colonel Mahmoud Laith Hussein in Mansoor, a western neighborhood of Baghdad.
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