A US citizen who worked for an international humanitarian organization in Iraq was shot dead Monday in the capital Baghdad.

State Department spokesman Ned Price said at a press conference that they are reviewing the reports and will inform closest relatives before making public statements.

Iraqis pass electoral and candidate placards in the Karrada district of the capital Baghdad.
(SABAH ARAR / AFP via Getty Images)

Two Iraqi police officials told The Associated Press that the man was driving in the central Karrada district when a car interrupted him and gunmen opened fire from another vehicle, killing him. The man’s wife and son were also aboard the car, but they were not injured.

DURING THE VIOLENT PROTESTS IT HITS THE GREEN ZONE OF IRAQ

The man’s identity has not been released. It was not immediately clear what the motive was or whether the gunmen were trying to kidnap the aid worker.

A veiled protester holds an Iraqi flag as people gather near the Green Zone area in Baghdad, Iraq on Saturday, July 30, 2022.

A veiled protester holds an Iraqi flag as people gather near the Green Zone area in Baghdad, Iraq on Saturday, July 30, 2022.
(Photo AP / Anmar Khalil)

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Attacks on foreigners have been rare since the defeat of ISIS in the country about five years ago.

The US military still has about 2,500 troops in Iraq, where they serve in a non-combat advisory role for the Iraqi military.



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