Senior Iraqi intelligence officer killed in Baghdad: Sources

Published: Updated:
Enable Read mode
100% Font Size

Senior Iraqi intelligence officer Nebras Abu Ali was killed on Monday after gunmen opened fire on him in an area east of the capital Baghdad, according to an Al Arabiya correspondent.

“Unidentified gunmen assassinated today an officer affiliated with the intelligence service, east of the capital, Baghdad,” Al Arabiya cited a security source as saying.


For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.

A source told Al Arabiya that the targeting of the intelligence service came after it had foiled several operations that were planned against the Iraqi people.

No additional details were reported and there has been no official comment from Iraq’s authorities regarding the incident.

Last March, an intelligence officer was assassinated in the Mansour district, west of the Iraqi capital.

These assassinations coincide with the continuation of military operations in pursuit of the remnants of ISIS, despite its defeat years ago.

Read more:

Five Iraqi Kurd troops killed in clash with PKK rebels

Two drones destroyed above base housing Americans in Iraq: Army

Iraqi officials: Explosion at Baghdad restaurant kills 3, injures 16

Top Content Trending