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Iraqi judge killed in US crossfire in Kirkuk: witness

An Iraqi judge was killed in US crossfire Monday night in the northern city of Kirkuk, his cousin, who was injured in the incident, said. “I was driving with my cousin sitting next to me. It was 11:00 pm (2000 GMT). I did notice that US soldiers were between the houses. They shot at the car and my cousin was killed and I was injured,” said Attallah Khalaf, 35. Judge Hussein Ahmed Shehab, 38, was killed by two bullets in the head and Khalaf was injured in the stomach and shoulders, according to Nawzat Mahmud, head surgeon at Kirkuk’s general hospital. The US soldiers were apparently lying in ambush for suspected attackers in one of the neighbourhoods of Kirkuk, 225 kilometres (140 miles) north of Baghdad, when they opened fire on the car, said Salam Ahmed, in charge of security at the hospital. Full Story

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