Iraqi PM bodyguard wounded when convoy attacked

October 29, 2006 14:36


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Gunmen firing on an official convoy wounded a bodyguard of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, but the minister was not present at the time of Sunday's attack, a government spokesman said. The attacks came as the cars were passing through the volatile capital's southeastern al-Rashad neighborhood, spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh said. The bodyguard's name and condition weren't immediately known and Al-Dabbagh declined to give additional details, saying he was too busy. While al-Maliki enjoys the support of the main Shiite parties which employ powerful militias, Sunni insurgents and religious extremists have made him and his US-backed government a primary target.

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