Gunman Kills American Worker in Baghdad

A gunmen killed an American aid worker living in Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday, authorities have confirmed.
TOPSHOT - Demonstrators wave Iraqi national flags before the Liberty Monument in the capital's Tahrir Square on October 25, 2022, during a protest against the new government of new Prime Minister Muhammad Shia al-Sudani and continuing commemorations of the third anniversary of the 2019 protests that ousted former PM Adel Abdel Mahdi. - Several hundred protesters gathered on October 25 in Baghdad to mark three years since the 2019 anti-government demonstrations, weeks after rallies across Iraq on the anniversary of the protests drew thousands. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The American was reportedly living in the Karrada district and was on his way home when one car cut him off before the gunmen in a separate car opened fire, according to the Associated Press.
  • The man’s wife and child were in the car, but were unharmed. The motive for the attack remains unclear, though the U.S. embassy told the outlet an investigation was in progress.
  • The victim’s identity has not yet been made public.
  • No group has yet claimed responsibility for the killing.

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