Iraqi PM Maliki’s Office Denies That He’s Dead [UPDATE]

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We’ve been hearing reports that claim Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki was in Samarra, where the rumors claim he was killed. One report is from Iraqi News, and another is from Al – Manar News. However, a representative from Maliki’s office is now denying that he was killed. One tweet that’s now making the rounds states that he returned to Baghdad.

PREVIOUSLY: Twitter Inc (NYSE:TWTR) is not only a great place to stay up to date on news. It’s also a great place to circulate rumors, and we’re seeing many users tweet that Iraq Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has died after a military attack on a base. NOTE: These reports are nothing but rumors right now. No official authority has confirmed that Maliki has died.

Tweeting that PM Maliki is dead

Here are just some of the many tweets we have found that suggest Iraq’s prime minister has been killed:

 

Financial markets affected by Maliki rumor?

At least one Twitter user is suggesting that the gold and oil markets are moving on this rumor, although oil prices were already rising as tensions in Iraq heated up this week.

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