Iraqi Boy Killed By Gunmen Aiming For His Father

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BAGHDAD (AP) - A police chief in northern Iraq says the 8-year-old son of a local anti-terrorism chief was killed in a food market by gunmen aiming for his father.

Tuz Khormato police chief Col. Hussein Rasheed said Friday that the target of the shooting was the chief of the city's anti-terrorism security squads.

The father and two of his other children were wounded in the Thursday night shooting. The gunmen fled.

The 8-year-old died of his wounds at a hospital.

Tuz Khormato is 130 miles (210 kilometers) north of Baghdad.
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