Iraqi anti-government protestor gunned down near Baghdad
Iraqi protestors gather during a demonstration in the city of Samarra on March 8, 2013. Protestors have taken to the streets in Sunni-majority areas for more than two months, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. (AFP PHOTO / MAHMOUD AL-SAMARRAI)
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An organizer of anti-government protest and another two people were killed in separate attacks near Baghdad Sunday, police said.
Benyan Sabbar al-Obeidi, an organizer of Sunni protests, was shot and killed while he was leaving his house in southern Baghdad, Xinhua News Agency said.
Obeidi just survived another assassination attempt last month, Xinhua said.
A member of the government-backed Awakening Council group was also shot dead in a separate attack Sunday.
The group consists of anti-U.S. Sunni insurgent militant groups, Xinhua said.
Gunmen also killed an engineer while he was leaving work during another attack, Xinhua said.