( dpa ) - A leader of the Iraqi Shiite Sadrist movement and a judge were killed Monday in separate Iraq attacks, security sources said.
Fayad al-Mosawy, a senior Sadrist figure in the southern city of Basra, was killed by militants in the early hours of the morning, Hareth al-Azary of the Sadr movement told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.
"Killing al-Mosawy is a horrible crime that apparently targets the Sadr movement," said al-Azary.
The Sadrists are loyal to radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.
Also on Monday, an Iraqi judge was killed in a separate attack in southern Baghdad. No further details were immediately available.