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Bomb targets Iraqi minister, car blast hits Iraqi national guard post

Iraq’s justice minister escaped a bomb attack in Baghdad that killed at least four people and wounded three, while a car bomb exploded near an Iraqi National Guard post south of the capital, officials said. In addition, three policemen were hurt in a blast near where Iraqi Justice Minister Malek Dohan al-Hassan had been targeted less than an hour earlier, official security guards said. The violence rocked the capital on the anniversary of a coup by the Iraqi military and its allies in Saddam Hussein’s former Baath party against the government on July 17, 1968. Ambulances rushed to the scene to cart away the dead and wounded in a residential district in western Baghdad after a powerful bomb tore through the street as Hassan drove past in a convoy, witnesses said. “The justice minister is fine but two of his guards were killed,” Colonel Adnan Abdul Rahman, a spokesman for the interior ministry, told AFP. Full Story

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