Shafaq News/ A civilian in his early thirties has been reportedly killed by unidentified armed persons downtown Maysan earlier today, Monday.
A source told Shafaq News Agency that a group of unknown assailants shot dead a male Iraqi citizen, 31, near "Shanasheel Baghdad" restaurant in Maysan.
"So far, the motives of the crime are yet to be known," a source said.
The southern governorate of Maysan has witnessed a series of assassinations targeting civilians, in addition to Judicial and security personnel.
On February 5, Major Housam Alyawi was killed by unidentified assailants. Four days later, Judge Ahmed Faisal al-Saedi's was found dead. Members of Saraya al-Salam (Peace Companies) were reportedly assassinated recently in Maysan.
The recent security turbulence prompted the caretaker Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, to visit the Maysan and establish an Operations Command in the governorate.