ERBIL — A group of armed men attempted to assassinate a judge in the southern Iraqi province of Missan, media reports said on Thursday.
Haris Jabbar, the chief judge of investigation court of Ammara in Missan province, was attacked by armed men while driving on a public street in the city.
According to photographs obtained by BasNews, multiple bullets have hit Jabbar’s vehicle, but he survived the assassination attempt with no injuries.
Assassination of judges, lawyers, and human rights activists has significantly increased in the recent years, especially since the public anti-government protests which first began at the end of 2019.
The Iraqi government has repeatedly promised to bring those responsible for the assassinations to justice. However, the efforts remain the subject of widespread criticism from both inside and outside Iraq.