Car bombs kill three as Iraq MP survives assassination attempt
Three car bombs and an assassination attempt against a Shiite MP were reported Sunday morning. The Shiite legislator escaped the assassination attempt when a roadside bomb missed his convoy in downtown Baghdad.
Iyad Jamal al-Din, a cleric from the secular Allawi List bloc in parliament, said the blast just missed his convoy as he was leaving his house in Karradah to attend a legislative session. According to the AP, three civilians were injured in the attack, police Lt. Thaer Mahmoud said.
Three car bombs went off in Baghdad's central Karradah district killing at least three people and injuring 16. One of the explosions was directed against a police patrol in the area's busy Arasat street killing a policeman and wounding three civilians.
Elsewhere in Baghdad, a roadside bomb killed Col. Muthanna Faeq Abdul-Razzaq, the assistant commander of the Iraqi army's seventh division, and wounded his driver, police said.
A gunfight also erupted between gunmen and police in Dora in southern Baghdad, injuring one policeman and a 7-year-old child.