Baghdad: Iraqi police officials say a hit
squad disguised in military uniforms has killed three brothers
who worked as bodyguards for the government.
The attack early on Saturday occurred near Fallujah, a former
insurgent stronghold about 65 kilometres west of Baghdad.
Suspected Sunni insurgents are blamed for a recent wave
of killings targeting security personnel and government
workers in Baghdad and elsewhere.
Police officials say the gunmen hauled the brothers from
their home in the village of Karmah and shot them execution
style. One man worked as a guard for the minister of higher
education and the other two for the immigration minister.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because
they were not authorised to brief reporters.