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Governor of Baghdad assassinated (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 08:51 AM
its the run up to the elections and the attacks on officials are on the increase.
Ali al-Haidri has just been killed ( wounder how many more will follow him )
Baghdad governor Ali al-Haidri has been shot dead in a roadside ambush in the Iraqi capital, the highest-profile assassination there since May.
Attackers shot at his armoured-plated car from different directions as his convoy drove through northern Baghdad.

Violence has been escalating ahead of elections planned for 30 January.

In a separate incident, at least 10 people have been killed and about 60 others injured in a bomb blast at a police post in Baghdad, officials say.

A suicide bomber rammed a fuel truck into a checkpoint near the Green Zone, the heavily fortified government and diplomatic compound.

The explosion shook the city and turned the immediate area into an inferno, says BBC correspondent Jim Muir in Baghdad.

Eight policemen were said to have died in the attack near a special Iraqi forces command post.

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wounder if the elections will ever happen
since the attacks keep on increasing

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