Top petroleum security officer is assassinated in Basra
Deutsche Presse Agentur
Tuesday August 22, 2006
Baghdad- Gunmen shot dead a high ranking officer entrusted with safeguarding Iraq's petroleum installations in the key Iraqi oil port of Basra, security sources said Tuesday. The sources told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that unidentified gunmen opened fire on Colonel Fadel Abbas, a chief officer in charge of petroleum installations' security, in northern Basra late Monday.
The assailants were being sought. The killing was the latest of a string of assassinations and an escalation of violent acts in Basra despite the imposition of stringent security.
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