Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Sistani aide survives assassination attempt in Basra

(Voices of Iraq) - An aide to the top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani survived on Tuesday evening an attempt on his life in the southern Iraqi city of Basra, an eyewitness said. "Unknown gunmen opened fire at Imad Abdul-Karim, Imam of Mosa al-Kadhem mosque, this evening, in al-Hussein neighborhood, western Basra," Sheikh Saied al-Saadi told the independent news agency Voices of Iraq (VOI).
The eyewitness added "Abdul-Karim sustained minor wounds and was taken to a nearby hospital." Abdul Karim is a representative of Sayyed Sistani in Basra. The attack also resulted in killing one of Abdul-Karim's bodyguards, the witness said. Over the last two weeks, two aides to Sistani were killed in separate attacks in Basra.

Labels: , , , ,

<< Home

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?