World Bulletin / News Desk
A Sunni tribal chief and 10 of his bodyguards were killed Friday in a Shiite-majority area in northern Baghdad, police said.
“Unknown assailants attacked the convoy of al-Janabat tribe’s Sheikh Kasim Sweidan on al-Kanah road in al-Shaab area,” police told.
Security forces launched an investigation into the incident.
Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi had lifted Baghdad’s eight-year curfew on Feb. 7.
Iraq has been gripped by a security vacuum since June 2014 when ISIS militants stormed the northern province of Mosul and declared a self-styled caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.