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Iraq's deputy prime minister survives assassination attempt, officials say

By Saad Abedine, CNN
updated 8:42 AM EDT, Fri April 11, 2014

(CNN) -- Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Salih al-Mutlaq and another lawmaker survived an assassination attempt in Baghdad on Friday, security officials told CNN.

Iraqi police said the officials' convoy was ambushed by a group of gunmen with light weapons.

One of al-Mutlaq's bodyguards died in the attack, and five others were injured.

Al-Mutlaq and the lawmaker, Talal al-Zobaie of the Iraqiya coalition, are both Sunnis.

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