Senior Iraqi intelligence officer assassinated in Baghdad


Published: 2021-06-07 20:14

Last Updated: 2021-06-12 18:38

Credit: The National News
Credit: The National News

Monday, a senior Iraqi intelligence officer was assassinated in Baghdad, according to state media.

The officer, later identified as Nibras Abu Ali, was shot dead near his home east of Baghdad.

Abu Ali was assistant director of the Intelligence Service’s Monitoring Department.

“Unidentified gunmen opened fire on the officer in the Al Baladiyat area, east of Baghdad early on Monday. He died immediately,” a security source said.

According to the security source, investigations into the incident have been launched.

In March, unidentified gunmen assassinated another senior intelligence officer, Mohammed Laith, in Mansour neighborhood in western Baghdad.