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Speaker Of Iraqi Parliament Survives Attack

Usama al-Nujaifi, Speaker of Iraq's Council of Representatives, survives an roadside bomb attack on his convoy near Mosul on February 10.
A roadside bomb has exploded near the convoy of the speaker of Iraq's parliament.

Usama al-Nujaifi's office said he was not wounded in the attack, which took place near the northern city of Mosul on February 10.

The explosion badly damaged a vehicle carrying his bodyguards, who were wounded.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Sunni Islamist militants have been regaining ground in Iraq, particularly in the western province of Anbar, where they overran two cities on January 1.

Since then, more than 1,000 people have been killed across the country.

In a separate incident, a car bomb exploded near a coffee shop in a mainly Shi'ite district of southern Baghdad, killing three people.

Based on reporting by Reuters and AFP