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Iraqi official: Reporter detained by PM's security

An Iraqi government official says a reporter who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush is being held for questioning by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's guards and is being tested for alcohol and drugs.

world Updated: Dec 15, 2008 14:42 IST

An Iraqi government official says a reporter who threw his shoes at US President George W Bush is being held for questioning by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's guards and is being tested for alcohol and drugs.

The official tells The Associated Press that Muntadar al-Zeidi is being interrogated over whether anybody paid him to throw his shoes at Bush during a press conference on Sunday.

Bush ducked as al-Zeidi threw the shoes and was not injured in the incident.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity today because he was not authorized to talk to media.