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Iraqi deputy survives roadside bomb attack

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 4 August 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Iraqi deputy survives roadside bomb attack, 4 August 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/50250500c.html [accessed 22 October 2014]
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August 04, 2012

An Iraqi lawmaker has survived a roadside bomb attack west of Baghdad that wounded two of his bodyguards.

Iraqi officials said the bomb exploded on August 4 when the convoy of Hamed al-Mutlak, a Sunni member of parliament and brother of one of Iraq's deputy prime ministers, passed a village in Abu Ghraib, west of the capital.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the incident.

The incident comes amid a wave of recent attacks targeting Iraq's security forces.

Some 40 people have been killed so far in August, including 30 members of the security forces.

Official figures put the number of people killed in attacks in July at 325, the highest monthly death toll since August 2010.

Based on reporting by dpa and AFP

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