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Top Iraqi politician targeted as FM suggests delaying poll in hot spots

A senior Iraqi politician escaped a car bomb attack that killed as many as five people as the country’s foreign minister raised the possibility of delaying the vote in trouble spots like Mosul. Abdel Aziz al-Hakim, the head of a major Shiite Muslim political party escaped a car bomb attack outside his office in Baghdad, his son said, in the latest attack against Iraq’s majority Shiite community. Hakim’s son and political advisor Mohsen Hakim told AFP in Tehran that four or five Iraqi guards were killed in the attack, while in Baghdad hospital sources said at least one woman was killed and eight injured. Full Story

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