Iraq jails Iranian, four Iraqis for life for killing US citizen

01 Sep 2023 10:49am
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BAGHDAD - The Iraqi judiciary sentenced on Thursday an Iranian citizen and four Iraqi nationals to life imprisonment for killing a US citizen in Baghdad last year, the Iraqi Interior Ministry said in a statement, reported Xinhua.

The American, identified as Stephen Troll, was shot dead by a group of armed kidnappers while driving with his family in central Baghdad last November.

The attackers were later arrested and prosecuted after they confessed to committing the crime, said the statement.

It added that the intelligence team is still looking for four other suspects.

According to media reports, Troll, once an English teacher in Baghdad, was also a member of a relief organisation affiliated with the United States Agency for International Development.

The statement stressed that the Iraqi security forces are capable of maintaining the country's security and stability and providing protection for citizens of all nationalities living in the country. - BERNAMA-XINHUA

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