News ID: 93496
Publish Date : 23 August 2021 - 21:59

BAGHDAD (Middle East Eye) – Iraq has sentenced to death the man who killed a senior official in the southern city of Karbala. Abir Salim, municipal director in the shrine city of Karbala, which houses the graves of two of Shia Islam’s most revered figures, was shot dead as he worked on 10 August.
He was on foot supervising a survey of unauthorized construction when Hussein Abd al-Amir, wearing a traditional white robe, pulled out a gun and shot him at close range. Abd al-Amir was arrested at the scene.

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