Baghdad: A senior Iraqi intelligence officer was shot dead near his home east of Baghdad on Monday, according to state media. The office, identified as Nibras Farman, was killed on Monday after the gunmen shot him with their silenced weapons in front of his house in al-Baladiyat neighborhood, the source told Xinhua media on the condition of anonymity.
Colonel Nebras Abu Ali was assistant director of the Intelligence Service’s Monitoring Department, according to local news reports. “Unidentified gunmen opened fire on the officer in the Al Baladiyat area, east of Baghdad early on Monday. He died immediately,” Iraq’s state-run National Iraqi News Agency said quoting a security source.
The repeated assassination of security officers and some civil activists comes despite repeated calls by the Iraqi government and political parties to contain the uncontrolled weapons of some armed groups in the country. The source added that the security forces launched an investigation into the incident.
Earlier in March, another senior intelligence officer was assassinated in the Iraqi capital.Gunmen carrying a pistol fitted with a silencer assassinated Lt Col Mahmoud Laith Hussein in Baghdad’s western neighbourhood of Mansour.