Baghdad: Police say the governor of Iraq`s
largest Sunni province has escaped an assassination attempt on
a highway in a former insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad.
Iraqi police say the governor of Anbar province, Qasim
al-Fahadawi, escaped unhurt this morning after a roadside bomb
hit his motorcade as it headed to Baghdad.
A provincial media official says three bodyguards were
wounded in the attack.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they
are not authorised to brief the media.
Al-Fahadawi has been a frequent target for insurgents. He
lost a leg in a 2009 bombing at his office in the city of
The attack comes as Anbar officials consider joining other
provinces to create a semi-autonomous Sunni region in Iraq.