World Bulletin / News Desk
An Iraqi Turkmen candidate in parliamentary polls slated for next month survived an assassination attempt on Friday on the Kirkuk-Diyala highway, according to a local security source.
“Unknown assailants attacked Anwar Fakhri Karim, a parliamentary candidate for the Turkmen Front Coalition, in the Al-Azim district along the road linking Kirkuk with Diyala,” Police Captain Habib al-Shammari said.
According to al-Shammari, the armed attack by unknown gunmen led to the injury of one of Karim’s bodyguards.
Karim, who escaped the incident unscathed, is also a leading member of Kirkuk’s Turkmen National Movement.
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