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University dean survives Baghdad bomb; 4 dead

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  • Bomb went off just after midday in Adamiya, northeastern Baghdad, officials said
  • Blast happened as the dean, Ziyad al-Ani, was leaving campus in a convoy
  • Incident followed earlier attack on senior official in Iraq's Higher Education ministry
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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The dean of Baghdad's Islamic University escaped unharmed from a car bombing that killed four other people Wednesday afternoon, Iraqi authorities said.

An Interior Ministry official told CNN that the bomb went off about 12:15 p.m. (9:15 a.m. GMT) in Adamiya, in northeastern Baghdad.

The blast happened as the dean, Ziyad al-Ani, was leaving campus in a convoy with his bodyguards.

Though al-Ani was unharmed, four others were killed and 10 wounded, the Interior Ministry official said.

Wednesday's bombing followed a Tuesday attack that targeted a high-ranking official in Iraq's Higher Education ministry.

Ammar Aziz Mohammed Ali, the ministry's undersecretary for scientific research, also escaped unharmed from that bombing. But an Iraqi woman and child were killed by the blast and three people in his convoy were wounded.

-- CNN's Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report.

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