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Provincial governor survives bomb explosion in central Iraq

Ammar Jabur Khalil
Governor Ammar Jabur Khalil

A roadside bomb exploded near a convoy carrying Governor Ammar Jabur Khalil of Salah ad Din province on Friday.

The governor survived the assassination attempt, while the explosion wounded two bodyguards and destroyed the vehicle.

The roadside blast took place near the convoy of Ammar Jabur Khalil, governor of Salahudin, during his visit to al-Seniyah town in the north of the oil refinery town of Baiji.

Meanwhile, a joint army and police force raided an IS hideout in Tulul al-Baj area near al-Seniyah and killed three IS militants.