authorities say that a prominent leader of a militia opposed to al-Qaida has
escaped an assassination attempt that left five bodyguards killed and four
Ministry spokesman Saad Maan Ibrahim said the Monday afternoon attack occurred
two suicide bombers attacked the motorcade of Wisam al-Hardan near his
house in Baghdad’s western Harthiyah neighborhood.
tribal sheik was not hurt in the attack.
was recently appointed by the Iraqi prime minister to lead the Sunni militia
known as Sahwa, which joined U.S. troops in the war against al-Qaida at the
height of Iraq war. Ever since, it has been a target for Sunni insurgents who
consider them traitors.
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