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Shiite Female Candidate Survives Ambush

Gunmen in police uniform on Sunday ambushed a car carrying a prominent female Shiite candidate in this month’s general election, but she escaped injury when her bodyguards returned fire, one of her aides said.Salama al-Khafaji was traveling in central Baghdad when gunmen opened fire about 1 p.m. from a car and a motorcycle, according to the aide, Sheik Fateh Kashf al-Ghataa, who riding with her. Their security guards returned fire and the gunmen fled. The attack was the second attempt on al-Khafaji’s life since May, when gunmen ambushed her convoy as she headed back to Baghdad from the holy Shiite city of Najaf south of the capital. Her son and one of her bodyguards were killed in that attack.Full Story

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