Iraq's Nineveh province governor escapes assassination bid
The governor of Iraq's Nineveh province
escaped an assassination attempt in the northern city of Mosul on Saturday,
government sources said.
Militants opened fire on Dored Kashmola's convoy in the Zanjily area where he was supervising a special operation, sources told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa.
The attack destroyed the vehicles, but no injuries or deaths were reported, the sources said, adding it was not the first time Kashmola had been targetted.
Meanwhile, three Iraqi police officers were wounded on Saturday while trying to prevent a suicide bomber from detonating his explosives in front of a police station in the Biaj area of Mosul, security sources told dpa.
In another incident, five civilians were injured when an explosive vehicle was detonated, central Baghdad, sources told the Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency.
Another explosive vehicle was detonated in Baghdad's Nesoor area, but no injuries or deaths were reported, sources said, dpa reported.