Senior Iraqi Politician Killed in Kirkuk

Politics | May 25, 2004, Tuesday // 00:00

A senior politician representing Iraq's minority Turkmen population has been assassinated late on Monday in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

Ahmed Najm al-Din was shot dead as he was leaving his party's headquarters after dark, police said.

Later in the day the Imam Ali shrine in the holy town of Najaf has been damaged by rockets or mortars.

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