Iraq's deputy prime minister escapes assassination plot
Saleh al-Mutlaq was left unhurt after the attack in Baghdad (File/AFP)
Iraq’s deputy prime minister has escaped an assassination attempt in Baghdad according to a lawmaker on Friday.
Talal al-Zobaie claims he was with Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq when militants dressed as soldiers opened fire at their convoy traveling through the Abu Graib area, AP reports.
Al-Zobaie says the disguised militants battled with the deputy prime minister’s guards before fleeing the area, while three of the security personal were wounded.