Sunday, January 28, 2007

Gunmen kill top Iraqi Industry Ministry official

BAGHDAD, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Gunmen ambushed the director general of Iraq's Industry Ministry as he drove to work in Baghdad on Sunday, killing him, his daughter and two others, police and the ministry said.

Police said gunmen in a car sprayed Adel Abdul-Mehsun al-Lami's vehicle with bullets in Baghdad's western Yarmouk district. Insurgents fighting the U.S.-backed Shi'ite-led government frequently attack or kidnap government officials.

A ministry spokesman said Lami's daughter had worked as an engineer in the ministry. The other two killed were his driver and a second unidentified employee.

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