Roadside bomb in Baghdad kills local politician

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October 18, 2010 09:50

 
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BAGHDAD — A spokesman for Baghdad's Provincial Council on Monday said a roadside bomb hit a convoy carrying a local government member, killing him and wounding eight people.

The spokesman, Mohammed Hashim, said the politician, Jassim al-Saiedi, was heading to work Monday morning when a bomb detonated in central Baghdad at 8:15 a.m. local time.

Al-Saiedi was the head of the Council's committee that supervises public services in the Iraqi capital.

Hashim says three of al-Saiedi's guards and five bystanders were wounded in the attack, which occurred in Baghdad's al-Nahda area.

Police and hospital officials confirmed al-Saiedi's death and the number of injured in the attack. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

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