Gunman fires at UN man in Iraq

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The Independent Online
NEW YORK (AP) - A member of the French relief group Medecins sans Frontieres working in Arbil, northern Iraq, was shot in the arm and stomach, and a gunman fired from close range at a uniformed UN guard outside the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad, used by UN weapons inspectors. UN officials said yesterday that the guard was not harmed, and the UN had protested to Iraq's foreign ministry.

Abdul Hadi, a local official at the medical relief group's Sulaymaniyah centre, was passing the village of Akra in his car when he was shot from a car coming from the opposite direction. He was reported to be in stable condition at the Saddam Hospital in Dahuk.