sahwa commander survives attempt in Kirkuk
2/20/2011 6:31 PM
KIRKUK / Aswat al-Iraq: A pro-government sahwa (awakening) tribal fighter escaped an assassination attempt with an improvised explosive device (IED) attached to his vehicle in central Kirkuk on Sunday, according to the city’s emergency police chief.
“An IED attached to the vehicle of a sahwa commander went off today (Feb.
20) on the road linking downtown Kirkuk to Baghdad, causing severe damage to the vehicle but no casualties were reported,” Maj.
Youssef Saleh told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
“The targeted sahwa commander was not inside the vehicle when it exploded,” he added.
The oil-rich Kirkuk, a city of mixed Arab, Kurdish and Turkmen population, lies 250 km northeast of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.
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