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Iraqi governor escapes assassination bid, three wounded

The governor of Iraq’s Diyala province escaped an assassination attempt when a roadside bomb exploded, seriously wounding two policemen and lightly injuring a civilian, a local police officer said. “It was an assassination attempt. Governor Abdullah Shahad al-Jaburi was going to work when a bomb detonated between 9:00 and 9:30 am (0600 and 0630 GMT). They know he travels this way every day,” said Police Lieutenant Ali Mahmud. Two policemen were seriously wounded and a 50-year-old man was also injured, Mahmud said, while the governor emerged unscathed. The policemen were in a separate car as part of the governor’s convoy, Mahmud said. Full Story

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