This is a strange story. Didn’t the gunman know that the Spanish are leaving Iraq? Did he care? From Reuters, :
BAGHDAD, April 22 (Reuters) – A lone gunman in traditional Arab dress killed a Spanish civilian and seriously wounded his Iraqi translator in Baghdad on Thursday, police sources said.
They said the man was shot in the head while in the Iraqi capital’s Adhamiyah neighbourhood, a Sunni Muslim stronghold. The translator was also hit by bullets and rushed to a nearby hospital.
Risks to foreigners in Iraq have spiralled this month with the abduction of about 50 foreign civilians and the killing of at least five others. Most of the hostages have been freed unharmed.
Spain, key member in the U.S.-led coalition that invaded Iraq and toppled leader Saddam Hussein a year ago, plans to withdraw its troops from Iraq by the end of May to the dismay of Washington.