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Senior Iraqi Official Killed in Baghdad

One of Iraq's top foreign ministry officials, Bassam Kubba, died Saturday after being shot by unknown gunmen in Baghdad.

He is the first of Iraq's two-week-old interim government to be killed.

Kubba worked through the ranks of the foreign ministry under Saddam Hussein and became ambassador to China. NPR's Emily Harris reports.


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