A senior Sunni cleric from the western province of Anbar was shot dead on Friday evening, police said.
Unknown gunmen equipped with silenced weapons knocked on the door of Imam Abdul Aleem al-Saadi of the city of Ramadi and shot him dead when he answered, the police said.
Saadi was the brother of Iraq's most senior Sunni scholar, Abdul Malik al-Saadi, who lives in Amman, residents in Anbar said.
Police said they had no idea why he was killed.
ReutersGüncelleme Tarihi: 03 Temmuz 2010, 10:04