Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Survives Assassination Attempt (Video)
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki survived an assassination attempt this week. A car bomber detonated his bomb before al-Maliki entered parliament.
At least one person was killed in the attack.
Via Verum Serum:
They suspect that the bomb was assembled inside the green zone.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has confirmed that a car bomb explosion inside of Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone last Monday was an assassination attempt against him.
In a Saturday interview with the Associated Press, Mr. Maliki said preliminary information indicated the blast was supposed to take place as he entered parliament.
Iraqi security officials said Friday the bomber intended to drive his vehicle filled with explosives to a parking lot near the parliament building and detonate the explosives when Mr. Maliki arrived.
However, officials at a checkpoint turned back the driver because he did not have proper credentials. He then detonated explosives, killing at least one person and wounding several others.