Sunni tribal leader and seven others killed in Baghdad ambush

February 14, 2015 4:00 PM

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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A prominent Iraqi Sunni tribal leader and his son were killed late on Friday in an attack on their convoy in south Baghdad, raising questions about security in the capital and threatening to exacerbate sectarian tensions.

Security and political sources said Sheikh Qassem al-Janabi and his son, Mohammad, were shot dead along with at least six guards after gunmen stopped them on the way back from their home in Latifiya, a city south of Baghdad.

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