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Iraq's vice president escaped an apparent assassination attempt Monday after a bomb exploded in municipal offices where he was making a speech, knocking him down with the force of the blast that left at least 10 people dead.
Adel Abdul-Mahdi suffered bruises in the fall and was hospitalized for medical exams, an aide said. Police initially blamed the attack on a bomb-rigged car, but later said explosives were apparently planted inside the building.
Originally posted by justyc
wow! you wouldnt want to be a politician in iraq at the moment with the president in hospital in jordon and now the vice president almost wiped out by a bomb from INSIDE the building. coincidence? so whose going to gain if both of them were killed?
The comments by Mowaffak al-Rubaie contradict one of the top messages the Bush administration has been sending to the world in recent days.