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Iraqi senior official escapes bomb explosion

An Iraqi high-ranking official escaped unhurt in a bomb explosion today, an interior ministry source said.

world Updated: Jan 20, 2009 17:01 IST
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An Iraqi high-ranking official escaped unhurt in a bomb explosion on Tuesday, an interior ministry source said.

Ammar Aziz Muhammad Ali, undersecretary of Higher Education Ministry, escaped unhurt when a roadside bomb went off near his convoy in the Nidhal Street in Baghdad central district of Karrada, the source said, requesting anonymity.

The blast wounded two of Ali's bodyguards and two by-standers, besides damaging one of his convoy's vehicles, the source said.

Last Thursday, the minister of higher education escaped unhurt in a similar attack near his convoy in the same district.