Al-Kout (IraqiNews.com) An abusive comment on Facebook has sparked an armed feud between two families, leaving one woman dead in Wassit province, a local official said Tuesday.
Maksad al-Ojaili, chairman of the security committee in Suweira, north of al-Kout, told Alsumaria News that a woman in her 40s was killed after a wrangle broke out when a member of the two families posted an abusive comment pertaining to the other family. The clash developed into an armed encounter, according to Ojaili.
The murderer was arrested, the official said. He did not give further details as of the abusive content that ignited the clash.
Violence and armed conflicts left 297 Iraqis dead and wounded during the month of ِAugust, according to a monthly count by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq which excludes security members deaths.