World Bulletin / News Desk
Iraqi Sunni MPs boycotted Saturday’s parliamentary session after the killing of al-Janabat tribal chief.
Al-Jabouri, a Sunni tribal chief, and 10 of his bodyguards, were killed Friday in a Shiite-majority area in northern Baghdad, police said.
“Unknown assailants attacked the convoy of al-Janabat tribe’s Sheikh Kasim Sweidan on al-Kanah road in al-Shaab area,” police told The Anadolu Agency.
The roads leading to the funeral were closed due to security concerns. A statement from the parliamentarians, who gathered at Salim al-Jabouri's residence, is expected.
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi had lifted Baghdad’s eight-year curfew on Feb. 7.
Iraq has been gripped by a security vacuum since June 2014 when ISIS militants stormed the northern province of Mosul and declared a self-styled caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.