U.S. citizen killed in central Baghdad - police sources

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BAGHDAD, Nov 7 (Reuters) - A U.S. national was killed connected Monday successful cardinal Baghdad aft a failed effort to kidnap him, Iraqi constabulary sources said.

The assemblage was taken to a infirmary successful the capital's Karrada territory and an archetypal infirmary study indicated that the decease was caused by a bullet, the sources added.

A constabulary root said the unfortunate was carrying an individuality paper showing his occupation was an English teacher.

Another constabulary root said equipped men successful a conveyance opened occurrence astatine an SUV carrying the unfortunate and changeable him dead.

"Our archetypal probe and eyewitnesses showed that equipped men were trying to kidnap the American citizen," an Iraqi constabulary large said.

Reporting by Baghdad newsroom Editing by Andrew Heavens

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