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Senior Iraqi army officer escapes life bid

BAGHDAD, March 20 (KUNA) -- A senior Iraqi army officer escaped an assassination attempt in central Baghdad on Sunday, a police source said.
He said unknown gunmen opened fire from their silencer-weapons at the motorcade of Major-General Ahmad Abbadi Al-Saedi, commander of the Sixth Division of the army, while passing in Palestine St.
The source, speaking to KUNA, said the attack injured Al-Saedi and that he was rushed to hospital.
The attackers fled. (end) ahh.bs KUNA 202058 Mar 11NNNN