close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Iraqi minister escapes assassination attempt

Iraqi Finance Minister Rafi al-Issawi, locked in a dispute with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, has survived an apparent assassination attempt, Al Jazeera reported.



Baghdad: Iraqi Finance Minister Rafi al-Issawi, locked in a dispute with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, has survived an apparent assassination attempt, Al Jazeera reported.
Issawi`s office and security sources told the channel that the minister`s convoy was hit by a roadside bomb between the towns of Fallujah and Abu Gharib, west of Baghdad, Sunday.

The explosion came amid a political crisis between the Shia prime minister and his mainly Sunni coalition partners in the government.

"A roadside bomb exploded near his convoy. His car was not hit and he is safe, but two guards were wounded," the minister`s office said.

Issawi, who has publicly called for Maliki to be replaced, has been one of the central figures in protests by minority Sunnis against the Shia-dominated government after his bodyguards were arrested on terrorism charges.

IANS

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

Video: Suspected Kashmiri militants play cricket with AK47 as wicket

Nice, France: A year later, through the eyes of a Muslim

Top 5 inventions from Israel (Tech check)

Judaism, India's oldest foreign religion

Vegetarian beef farmer puts cows to pasture

Disabled dogs in Taiwan get hot new wheels