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Iraqi Deputy PM seriously injured in assassination attempt

Iraqi Deputy PM seriously injured in assassination attempt
Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister is in an intensive care unit at an American military hospital in Baghdad, after being seriously injured in a suicide bomb attack. He was hit in the stomach and shoulder and is reported to be in a 'serious condition'.

At least nine other people, including two of his deputies, were killed when the bomber blew himself up as Salam al-Zaubai left a mosque after Friday prayers.

It is thought the bomber may have been one of the bodyguards.

Salam al-Zaubai is the second senior member of the U.S.-backed government to be targeted for assassination in the last month.

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