In another incident today, unidentified gunmen killed the sister of Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashimi in Baghdad.
Meysoun Hashemi's bodyguard was also gunned down in the ambush on their car.
Hashemi, a Sunni Arab, was appointed on April 22 in efforts to form a unity government. He is the head of the Iraqi Islamic Party.
One of Hashemi's brothers was killed earlier this month.
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