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Iraq political dispute leads to gunfire at TV station

An argument between a member of Iraq's parliament and a political-party spokesman escalated on the evening of November 24, 2015 to involve gunfire at a TV station in Baghdad, photographed from the air on December 9, 2014An argument between an Iraqi lawmaker and a political bloc spokesman escalated from angry words to gunfire at a television station in Baghdad, the men involved said on Wednesday. The fracas between MP Kadhim al-Sayadi of the State of Law bloc and Citizen’s Bloc spokesman Baligh Abu Gallal — both members of Shiite parties — broke out at the Dijla TV station on Tuesday night. “Sayadi began to attack us verbally and then called his guards and began helping them try to take us outside the channel,” Abu Gallal said in a statement received by AFP.

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