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Home of Iraqi Interim Premier Allawi Got Attacked

Posted July. 07, 2004 22:09,   


Armed insurgent groups on July 7 attacked the home of Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, who leads the interim government, wounding more than six people. The attack came a few hours after Mr. Allawi signed the National Security Law (NSL), which contains emergency measures to disarm insurgent groups.

According to the Associated Press, four mortar rounds hit Allawi’s residence and the headquarters of his political party on Zaitoon Street in central Baghdad, wounding at least six people. Some foreign media reported there was a roadside bomb explosion which occurred near the prime minister’s residence.

The prime minister`s office said Allawi was not there at the time of the attack. The sources also reported that the attack was apparently carried out by the Jordan-born terrorist, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who has threatened to assassinate the interim prime minister.

Baghdad, Yonhap

Ho-Gab Lee gdt@donga.com