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Police say Iraqi interpreter for US army killed

BAGHDAD (AP) - A police official says an Iraqi interpreter for the U.S. military was gunned down by his son and nephew north of the capital.

Lt. Emad Muhsin says Hameed al-Daraji was shot on Friday in his house in Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad, after refusing his family's demand to quit his job.

Muhsin said al-Daraji had worked as a contractor and translator for the U.S. troops since 2003 against the wishes of his family.

He said the man's son and nephew were arrested and confessed to being part of an al-Qaida group that sanctioned the crime.

Iraqis working for the U.S. military in the country have been targets of extremist groups who view them as traitors.

Muhsin said police are searching for a second son who assisted in the killing but escaped.


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