Baghdad: The wife and daughter of an anti-al Qaeda leader in Iraq were on Saturday gunned down inside their house, Xinhua reported.
Gunmen stormed the house of Sheikh Dhiyab Mahmoud, leader of the government-backed Awakening Council in Grama town near Fallujah, around 50 km from Baghdad, a police official said.
The attackers shot dead Mahmoud`s wife and daughter. Mahmoud was not at home at the time of the attack, the official said.
The Awakening Council -- also known as Sons of Iraq movement or Sahwa -- comprises mostly of anti-US Sunni groups, who later turned against the al Qaeda.