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Iraqi footballer dies after being hit by a stray bullet

It appears that the guy was hit by a stray bullet and wasn't targeted. These arabs need to stop celebrating with guns.

An Iraqi footballer was killed by a stray bullet on Sunday when one of his team's supporters fired off several rounds to celebrate their victory, police said.

The game had just ended in a 1-0 home win for Annana over Sinjar, neighbouring village teams west of Hilla city, police lieutenant Ali al-Khafaji told AFP.

"A stray bullet hit Annana player Haider Hakem in the chest and he died," Khafaji said.

Police arrested the suspected killer from Annana, a rural settlement about 10 kilometres (six miles) from Hilla, some 120 kilometres (75 miles) south of Baghdad.

Fans often launch into a blaze of triumphal gunfire in Iraq when major league teams clash.

Added: Mar-15-2009 Occurred On: Mar-14-2009
By: nimrooo
Iraq, Middle East
Tags: Iraq, football, Iraqi football
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