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Suicide bomber kills Iraqi Sunni lawmaker

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 15 January 2013
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January 15, 2013

A Sunni member of the Iraqi parliament has been killed by a suicide bomber in the country's western province of Anbar.

Provincial Governor Qassim al-Fahdawi said Ifan al-Issawi was killed along with several bodyguards and civilians in the city of Fallujah.

The French news agency AFP quoted a policeman as saying the suicide bomber wrapped his arms around Issawi before detonating his explosives.

Issawi was a member of the Sunni-backed Al-Iraqiyah bloc that is part of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's national unity government.

The attack comes amid growing political tensions as Sunni protesters have demonstrated for the last three weeks in Anbar Province against Maliki's Shi'ite-majority government.

Anbar is dominated by Iraq's Sunni minority.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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