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February 28, 2006 - MidEastWire.com Daily Iraq Monitor

February 28, 2006

Al Sharqiyah TV:

An explosive charge targeting an Italian military convoy in the city of Nasiriyah, southern Iraq, has wounded two civilians. Police sources said that the incident took place in the western part of the city on the road leading to Basra Governorate, adding that the convoy was unharmed.

Lt-Gen Dahham Radi al-Asal, adviser to the Iraqi defence minister, has escaped an assassination attempt when an explosive charge went off targeting his motorcade in east Baghdad today. A source at the Iraqi Defence Ministry said that an explosive charge went off while the motorcade of Lt-Gen Dahham was passing by in Al-Rubay'i Street in the Al-Zayyunah area in east Baghdad, leading to the martyrdom of five of his body guards and wounding seven others.

Muwaffaq al-Rubay'i, national security adviser, today announced the arrest of 10 people he described as being involved in the bombing of the shrine of the two imams in Samarra last Wednesday... Al-Rubay'i said that the detainees were four of the shrine's guards and six others he did not identify. He added that the preliminary investigations uncovered two leads confirming that Al-Qa'idah Organization in Iraq, led by Jordanian fugitive Abu-Mus'ab al-Zarqawi, was responsible for the bombing. - MIDEASTWIRE.COM, Middle East



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