Italian logistics manager shot in Iraq's Basra

The man was from Italian-Iraqi joint venture Sama Alimad

Basra Oil Terminal.
Basra Oil Terminal.

Gunmen shot and wounded the manager of a logistics company in Basra, Iraq, on Sunday, according to security officials and a company source.

Carlo Morandi from the Italian-Iraqi joint venture Sama Alimad was shot twice while withdrawing money from a bank and taken to hospital for surgery, Reuters reports.

Officials said the Italian national's injuries are not life-threatening.

Basra police spokesman Colonel Kareem al-Zaidi called the incident "criminal, not terrorist".


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