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Blast kills leader of Hussein's tribe

June 11, 2008|From Times Wire Reports

The leader of Saddam Hussein's tribe was killed by a bomb planted on his vehicle north of Baghdad, police said.

The blast killed Sheik Ali Nidawi as he traveled along a highway after leaving his home in Auja.

It was Nidawi, a member of Iraq's minority Sunni Arab sect, who took possession of Hussein's body for burial after the Iraqi leader was executed in December 2006 for crimes against humanity.

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