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Iraqi judge killed in Baghdad, police say

[JURIST] In the latest of a string of attacks on Iraqi officials in Baghdad, an Iraqi judge was killed outside his home Tuesday morning, according to police. Sources said the judge, Qais Hashim Shameri, and his son were killed in a roadside ambush. Violence against Iraqis has increased in the past several weeks, as insurgent forces attempt to disrupt elections scheduled to be held Sunday. Other officials killed by insurgents include Baghdad's provincial governor and the city's deputy police chief. JURIST's Paper Chase has ongoing coverage [JURIST Countries] of events in Iraq. Reuters has more.

2:15 PM ET - The terrorist group Army of Ansar al-Sunna [Wikipedia article], one of the most active in Iraq, has claimed the killing of Shameri, which comes in the midst of increasing violence in the buildup to Sunday's elections.

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