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BREAKING NEWS ~ Three members of Iraq constitution committee gunned down

[JURIST] Reuters is reporting that three members of the committee drafting a new constitution in Iraq were shot and killed outside a Baghdad restaurant Tuesday. Sources say that the men were three of the fifteen Sunni members who recently joined the committee to increase Sunni involvement in the process. Reuters has more.

10:48 AM ET - The Washington Post is reporting that there are conflicting reports about whether all three men killed were members of Iraq's constitution committee. Members of the committee are trying to reach each other by phone to make the determination.

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