BAGHDAD, July 2 (KUNA) -- An Iraqi List member of parliament survived an
assassination attempt today following an explosive charge detonated in his car
that was parked near his home, a source of Iraqi police said here Friday.
The same source told KUNA that an explosive charge planted at Abdulkarim
Al-Hattab's car that was parked at Al-Mansour district went off ahead of his
departure from his home.
The blast destroyed the car without the fall of any casualties.
Al-Hattab worked as an economic adviser in the former parliament before
winning the latest parliamentary elections with a parliamentary bloc led by
Tareq Al-Hashemi and included within the Iraqi List led by Iyad Allawi.
Al-Hattab is considered the fifth member of the Iraqi List to be attacked
following Ihab Al-Ani that was killed on the 5th of this month due to an
explosion at Al-Qaem, Faris Jassim Al-Jabouri, Nineveh's candidate that was
assassinated on the 4th of this month after he was kidnapped from his house at
the hands of unidentified gunmen, Bashaar Muhammed Al-Akidi who was killed on
the 24th of last May, western of Mosul and Soha Abdullah who assassinated mid
of last February in an armed attack, center of Mosul. (end)
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