A suicide car bomber targeting the convoy of influential Shi'ite politician Ahmed Chalabi killed two people and wounded 17 others on Friday, Iraqi police said.
His office said Chalabi, a key adviser to Washington in the build up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, was in the convoy but was unharmed.
Five of his bodyguards were wounded, police said. The other wounded were civilians. The dead were not immediately identifiable.
The convoy was travelling to one of Chalabi's offices, Reuters reported.