Gunmen kill 3 Sunni clerics in Iraqi city of Basra/h2>
Mourners attend the funerals of two senior Shi’ite militia commanders who were killed fighting ISIS militants in Baghdad, Dec. 30, 2014. Iraq’s sectarian violence peaked in 2006-07, when thousands of Shiites and Sunnis perished in attacks.
Gunmen killed three Sunni clerics near the mostly Shiite city of Basra in southern Iraq, a government spokesman said Friday, an apparent sectarian attack that drew immediate calls for calm.
Interior Ministry spokesman Saad Maan told The Associated Press that the assailants ambushed a car Thursday night carrying the clerics in the mostly Sunni district of Bab al-Zubeir near Basra, shooting dead the three and seriously wounding two other clerics traveling with them.
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Source News: Alarabiya
File Photo: Reuters