7 September 2004 -- Iraq's Interior Ministry says the governor of Baghdad has survived an assassination attempt.
Militants opened fire on his convoy today and then detonated a bomb in a van parked by the roadside, but Governor Ali Radhi al-Haidri was not hurt. Iraq's education and environment ministers survived assassination attempts last month.
In other developments, the U.S. military says an American soldier has been killed in a roadside bomb attack near Baghdad, bringing to eight the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq in the past day.
Earlier yesterday, the U.S. military said seven U.S. Marines and three Iraqi national guardsmen were killed near Al-Fallujah in a car bomb attack.