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Militants Tied to Saddam Aide Arrested, Judge Killed

American soldiers arrested Muslim militants with ties to an Iraqi fugitive near the top of their most wanted list, but the assassination of a senior Iraqi judge highlighted continuing instability in postwar Iraq. Youssef Khoshi, a chief investigating judge in the northern city of Mosul, was shot and killed by three men in a car on Monday night. “He was shot six times from behind in the back. He died immediately,” police Major Ali Mohammed said Tuesday. The slaying was part of a wave of attacks in recent weeks on officials working under Iraq’s U.S. administration, including policemen, oil executives and other judges. Full Story

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