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South African Security Guard Shot Dead in Baghdad

A gunman in traditional Arab robe and headdress shot and killed a South African security guard in a Baghdad shop Thursday after accusing him of being a Jew, officials and witnesses said. Police sources had earlier said the victim was a Spaniard. “He was a South African,” Health Minister Khudier Abbas told Reuters. “He worked in the CPA (Coalition Provisional Authority) with security, as a bodyguard.” Witnesses said the man was shot in the head at around 10:45 a.m. (0645 GMT) while shopping at a small supermarket in the Adhamiyah neighborhood, a Sunni Muslim stronghold. His translator was wounded and rushed to a nearby hospital. Full Story

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