Police deputy killed

Baghdad’s deputy police chief has been killed outside his home in the south of the Iraqi capital. Brigadier Amer Ali Nayef was shot dead, along with his son Khalid Amer, as they left the family home. The attackers sprayed machine-gun fire at the police chief’s vehicle, killing both men instantly, before fleeing the scene. The attack came minutes after a suicide bomber blew his car up at the gate of a police station in the capital, killing at least three policemen.