posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 03:37 AM
An Iraqi interim deputy foreign minister, Bassam Qubba, has been killed in an attack in the capital, Baghdad.
Mr Qubba, the ministry's senior career diplomat, was shot several times in the stomach, injuries from which he later died in hospital. He was shot on
his way to work on Saturday morning.
The attack was the second on members of the government inside of four days. Such attacks are expected to increase as the deadline for the handover
Attacks on American soldiers have not been hitting the news recently, but the hitting of government officials now seems alot more deliberate and
planned, suggesting a far more structured organisation behind the attacks than the militia guerilla groups previously implicated.
[edit on 12-6-2004 by Nerdling]