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Prison chief killed in Baghdad attack

AFP reports:

Gunmen shot dead the head of a women's prison and wounded her driver in Baghdad on Tuesday, while seven people were wounded in bomb attacks in and around the Iraqi capital, an interior ministry official said.

Gunmen using silencers shot dead Sajida Saleh Hassan, the director of a women's prison in the Kadhmiyah area of Baghdad, as she travelled by car in the Baghdad Jadida area of the capital's east, the official said.

Her driver was wounded in the attack, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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