Iraqi Turkmen: Official Shot Dead in Northern Iraq
An Iraqi Turkmen Front official was gunned down outside his home on Monday 17 March in the northern Nineveh province, Iraq.
Below is an article published by Turkish Press:
An Iraqi Turkmen Front official was gunned down Monday [17 March 2014] in the northern Nineveh province, a lawmaker said.
Zahid Ismail was shot dead by unidentified gunmen outside his home in al-Rashidiya district, Turkmen Front MP Arshad al-Salehi told Anadolu Agency.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the killing. Iraqi authorities have yet to comment on the attack.
Al-Salehi blamed what he described as "foreign plots" for attacks on Turkmen in Iraq. "We are worried that some parties would use these assassinations to impose their military influence on Turkmen areas," he said.
Turkmens are Iraq's third largest ethnic population after Arabs and Kurds.