Gun­man kills writer over anti-Is­lam car­toon

The Myanmar Times - - World -

A gun­man yes­ter­day killed prom­i­nent Jor­da­nian writer Na­hed Hat­tar out­side a court where he was fac­ing charges for shar­ing a car­toon deemed of­fen­sive to Is­lam, state news agency Pe­tra re­ported. Mr Hat­tar was struck by three bul­lets be­fore the as­sailant was ar­rested, said Pe­tra. Wit­nesses told AFP that a man had opened fire in front of the court in Am­man’s Ab­dali dis­trict.

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