June 12, 2009 12:32 AM

Leading Iraqi lawmaker killed, officials fear spread of violence

Harith al Obaidi was Iraq's leading Sunni lawmaker. He had just finished delivering prayers at a mosque in western Baghdad when a teenaged gunman shot him several times. The assassination came just days after a car bomb killed 35 in a predominantly Shiite neighborhood just outside the city of Nasariya.

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