BAGHDAD, May 9 (KUNA) -- A police chief narrowly escaped death on Monday
when a bomb blast ripped through his motorcade in the center of Baghdad.
A security source said the explosion occurred near Al-Ferdos Square on
Al-Saadoun Street, adding that a bodyguard of the police chief, Major General
Sabah Al-Shebli, died, and two policemen were wounded along with four
The major general suffered no injuries in the fiery blast that inflicted
extensive damage at the public location.
Meanwhile, a staff of the Supreme Islamic Council of Ammar Al-Hakim was
killed in a bomb planted in his car. The bomb went off in the district of
Al-Huseinieh in northeastern Baghdad.
In the suburban district of Al-Sadr, a bomb explosion hit a police convoy
wounding seven people including one policeman.
Another explosion in Al-Dora, in the south of the city, wounded two people.
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