Iraq: Bombing suspect kills investigator

Published October 31st, 2009 - 04:24 GMT

A suspect in a huge double bombing attack in Baghdad grabbed a guard's weapon and killed an investigator, before being shot himself, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said Saturday. The incident occurred during an interrogation at the general directorate of criminal investigations in Baghdad, the ministry said in a statement, cited by the CNN.


It said a guard was giving the suspect water when he grabbed the guard's personal weapon, shot and injured the guard and then shot the investigator. The wounded investigator, identified as Maj. Arkan Hajem, wrested the gun from the suspect and shot him before dying. The suspect was taken to the hospital, where he died from a loss of blood, the ministry said.


According to the statement, the man was suspected of involvement in last Sunday's bombing of the Justice Ministry. The ministry said it has initiated an independent judicial probe and an administrative investigation into the matter.


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