Al-Qaeda inmate on the run led raid that killed own brother
BAGHDAD (AFP) - An Al-Qaeda inmate who went on the run after escaping from Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison led militants who killed his own brother and 10 others overnight, a general said on Thursday.
The attack was the first attributed to one of more than 500 former prisoners, including senior Al-Qaeda members, who escaped last month in a major security breach that analysts say may bolster militant groups.
On Wednesday night, a group of militants went to the house of a policeman in Tikrit, north of Baghdad, took him into the garden and executed him, army Staff Lieutenant General Abdulamir al-Zaidi told AFP.
The policeman's brother, an Al-Qaeda member whose name was not given, led the group of killers, apparently in revenge for the man informing on him.