Iraqi footballer Abbas Jaafar shot dead in Baghdad

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Iraqi footballer Abbas Jaafar, also the brother of former Iraqi football star Habib Jaafar, was shot dead on Saturday in the eastern part of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, Iraqi News reported.

“Unidentified gunmen travelling by a motorbike opened fire targeting the former Talaba FC’s player Abbas Jaafar in Habibiya area of eastern Baghdad,” a security source said, according the news website.

“Jaafar has died immediately due to the attack,” the source added.

Security forces rushed to the attack scene but the gunmen managed to escape to unknown destination,” the source added, stressing that “police forces transported Jaafar’s body to the morgue.”

Jaafar has played for Talaba FC, Jawaiya FC, and other Iraqi Clubs.

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