Iraqi minister escapes unhurt in bomb attack

July 15th, 2008 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, July 15 (Xinhua) An Iraqi minister Tuesday escaped unhurt when a roadside bomb exploded near his convoy in the capital, the interior ministry said. “Waheed Kareem, Minister of Electricity, escaped unhurt in a roadside bomb explosion targeting his convoy in Zayouna neighborhood,” a spokesman of the ministry said.

Kareem was heading for his office when his convoy was attacked. Two civilians were injured in the explosion.

Sporadic attacks continue in Baghdad despite the US and Iraqi officials’ announcement of a relative lull in violence during the past few months.

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