ERBIL — An Iraqi lawyer sustained critical injuries on Monday after a group of gunmen opened fire at him in an apparent assassination plot in the southern province of Dhi Qar.
The incident took place in central Shatra district on Dhi Qar where the gunmen targeted Haider Jaber al-Aboudi, local media reports said.
Al-Aboudi survived the assassination but he has sustained severe injuries. He is currently under intensive care at a hospital in his hometown.
This comes only a day after the assassination of Ali al-Hamami, the head of Shatra Bar Association by unidentified gunmen.