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WAR: Car Bomb Kills 5, Injures Iraqi Minister

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posted on May, 22 2004 @ 09:43 AM
Another assassination attempt occurred Saturday May-22 the target was the Iraqi deputy interior minister. A vehicle-borne improvised explosive device exploded outside his Baghdad home killing at least five and wounding the minister. The blast was powerful enough to send two cars through the air and into his home. It seems criminals will do anything to stop Iraq from becoming a free and democratic nation.

original news source:

Associated Press

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- A car bomb exploded outside the home of a deputy interior minister Saturday, wounding him and killing at least five people, including four police. The blast hurled two cars onto the front lawn of the house, and police fired shots to disperse distraught bystanders who scuffled with them.

Abdul-Jabbar Youssef al-Sheikhli, the deputy minister in charge of security, was slightly injured in the forehead and right arm, said Hassan Hadi, a Health Ministry official. "I expect he will leave the hospital in a short time," Hadi said.

Al-Sheikhli is a member of the Shiite Muslim Dawa party, which lost a prominent member this week in another fatal car bombing. On Monday, the president of the Iraqi Governing Council, Dawa member Izzadine Saleem, was killed along with at least six other people near the headquarters of the U.S.-run coalition in the capital.

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[Edited on 22-5-2004 by kinglizard]

[Edited on 22-5-2004 by Nerdling]


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