For those of you who may be puzzled as to why this violence continues now that Iraq has had a democratic election and is busily restoring self-rule, see here.
From AP, :
BAGHDAD, Iraq “” In Baghdad, gunmen assassinated the deputy chief of the Interior Ministry’s immigration office, Gen. Ghazi Mohammed Issa, in a drive-by shooting in the western suburb of Ghazaliya, a top ministry official said on condition of anonymity.
In an Internet statement, Al Qaeda in Iraq purportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Interior Ministry official said gunmen also attacked a convoy of trucks carrying food for the Trade Ministry in Salman Pak, southeast of the capital. Three civilians were killed in the assault and at least one of the trucks was set on fire.
Unidentified gunmen also shot dead the deputy head of Hay Alfurat Hospital in western Baghdad, officials said.