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Shiite Lawmaker Survives Iraq Bombing

A Shiite legislator escaped an assassination attempt Sunday when a roadside bomb missed his convoy in downtown Baghdad _ a day after a female Sunni legislator was kidnapped by gunmen from her car. Iyad Jamal al-Din, a cleric from the secular Allawi List bloc in parliament, said the explosion just missed his convoy as he was leaving his house in Karradah to attend a legislative session. Three civilians were wounded in the attack, police Lt. Thaer Mahmoud said. Full Story

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