Bomb wounds Iraqi councillor, kills 2 guards

"His attackers must have been watching him because he had just stepped into his garage when the bomb went off," police officer Ahmed al-Jumaili said.

Bomb wounds Iraqi councillor, kills 2 guards
A bomb wounded a member of an Iraqi provincial council and killed two of his bodyguards in the city of Falluja on Sunday, in what police said was an assassination attempt.

Zeki al-Mohammedi, a member of the Anbar provincial council and head of the Falluja branch of the Iraqi Islamic Party, escaped with minor wounds when the bomb exploded inside the garage of his home, police said.

"His attackers must have been watching him because he had just stepped into his garage when the bomb went off," police officer Ahmed al-Jumaili said.

Mohammedi's son was also wounded.

There was no claim of responsibility for the attack.

The attack comes ahead of provincial elections expected later this year or in early 2009.

The Iraqi Islamic Party is headed by Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi.

Reuters
Last Mod: 27 Temmuz 2008, 15:25
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