By World Bulletin Staff
An Iraqi Islamic Party leader and his companion were assassinated by unknown gunmen in western Mosul city, a party official said on Thursday.
"An IIP leader in Mosul and the imam of al-Imam al-Bahir Mosque, Sheikh Mahmoud Younis, nicknamed Abu Hafsa, was assassinated alongside one of his companions by unidentified gunmen in al-Mushahada area, western Mosul," Mohammed Shakir al-Ghannam told the Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency.
"Sheikh Younis was on his way to work when he was gunned down near his house," Ghannam noted, adding that Younis worked as the director of the Islamic secondary education in the Sunni Waqf (Endowment) department, in addition to his work as a mosque imam.
Mosul, the capital city of Ninewa province, lies 405 km north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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