Tuesday, August 28, 2007
(Gulf News) - The governor of Iraq's Salahuddin province escaped an assassination attempt on Monday when two bombs exploded near his convoy, police said. Governor Hamad Al Qaisi escaped unhurt when the two roadside bombs exploded near his entourage. Two of his bodyguards were hurt, police said. The incident took place in the Qadisiya neighbourhood of ousted leader Saddam Hussain's hometown of Tikrit. On Sunday, US troops launched air strikes in the Salahuddin city of Samarra, where they killed 18 rebels. Five children and three women were among the dead, police said.