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Gunmen Kill Iraqi Politician


Iraqi officials say gunmen have killed a member of the secular coalition led by former Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi.

Officials say Faras al-Jabouri was shot Saturday after gunmen raided his home near the northern city of Mosul.

Jabouri did not win a seat in the March 7 parliamentary elections in which Mr. Allawi's Iraqiya list received the most votes.

His death comes two weeks after another member of Mr. Allawi's bloc was killed.

Gunmen shot Bashar Hamid al-Aqidi May 24 in an ambush outside his home in Mosul.

Iraq's Supreme Court ratified the election results last week.

None of the political groups won the 163 seats needed to form a majority.

Mr. Allawi's coalition had the most seats with 91, just two more than the mainly Shi'ite group led by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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