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Iraq Shiite Leader Escapes Deadly Bombing

A suicide bomber detonated his car Monday at the gate of the home of the leader of Iraq’s biggest political party, killing 15 people and injuring dozens, police said. The cleric was unharmed. Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, head of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq — the country’s most powerful Shiite political group — was in his residence in Baghdad’s Jadiriyah district when the attack occurred, said his spokesman, Haitham al-Husseini. The blast, which shook the district and sent a cloud of smoke high above the area, killed 15 people and injured at least 50, said police Capt. Ahmed Ismail. Thirty-two cars on the street and near the gates were destroyed or damaged. Full Story

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