Police: brother-in-law and nephew of new judge in Saddam trial gunned down in Baghdad

Friday, September 29th 2006, 6:22 am
By: News On 6

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) _ The brother-in-law and nephew of the new judge in Saddam Hussein's genocide trial were gunned down Friday morning in Baghdad, police said.

Kadhim Abdul-Hussein and his son Karrar were fatally shot in their car by unidentified assailants in the western Ghazaliya neighborhood, police 1st Lt. Thaer Mahmoud said.

It was not immediately clear if they were targeted because they were related to Judge Mohammed Oreibi al-Khalifa, who took over the Saddam trial last week. Sectarian attacks that have been plaguing Baghdad.