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Gunmen kill Iraqi general in Baghdad

iraqi_policeGunmen have opened fire on an army brigadier’s general car, leaving the general dead and his daughter wounded in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, officials say.The attack happened late Wednesday in the Mansour district of Baghdad, defense and interior ministry officials said on Thursday. The victim was identified as General Imad Hasham of the army’s sixth division, AFP reported. Also on Thursday, three people  were wounded in another attack. Two civilians and a policeman were injured by two explosions near an Iraqi Federal Police patrol, close to a gas station in east Baghdad al-Sadr city, security sources said. Earlier on Wednesday, gunmen shot and wounded police Lieutenant Colonel Majid Hamid as he was driving through the Amiriya area of Baghdad, officials said. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki named security as one of his top priorities after the parliament approved his nomination for a second term, since such attacks still remain common in the Iraqi capital and the main northern city of Mosul.

The parliament also on Tuesday gave its stamp of approval to the country’s national unity government.

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