Top political Shiite official killed by suspected Saddam loyalists in Baghdad
Suspected loyalists of ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein shot to death a representative of a major Shiite political party, a party official said Thursday.
Muhannad al-Hakim, a member of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq was killed Wednesday morning while leaving his house in the capital of Baghdad, party official Latif al-Rubaie said. He accused followers of the former leader of killing him.
Al-Hakim was head of security at the Education Ministry, was a cousin of Abdel-Aziz al-Hakim, who currently holds the rotating presidency of the U.S.-picked Iraqi Governing Council. A funeral procession was held Thursday. (Albawaba.com)