BAGHDAD: Gunmen wearing military uniforms assassinated the brother of Iraq's Sunni Arab Vice-President in his home on Monday the third sibling the official has lost this year to the violence. Also on Monday, 11 soldiers were kidnapped in a brazen attack on a checkpoint in Sadr City, a Shia district in Baghdad. Gen. Amir al-Hashimi, a Defence Ministry adviser and the brother of Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi, was killed by the gunmen who entered his north Baghdad home while wearing military uniforms, said the Ministry. AP