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4 Killed in Attacks in Mosul

March 29, 2004|From Associated Press

BAGHDAD — Gunmen opened fire Sunday on a convoy carrying Iraq's minister of public works in the northern city of Mosul, killing her driver and a bodyguard and injuring two others, the U.S.-led coalition said. The minister, Nasreen Mustafa Sadiq, was unharmed.

In another attack in Mosul, gunmen killed a Briton and a Canadian who were working as security guards for foreign engineers at a power station.

Sadiq was returning to Mosul from a meeting in the city of Dahuk when her convoy was attacked, said Kristi Clemens, a coalition spokeswoman in Baghdad.

Saro Qader, an official with the Kurdistan Democratic Party, described the attack as an "assassination attempt." Sadiq, who earned a degree at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government in 1999, is a member of the Kurdish party.

The slain Briton and Canadian had been assigned to protect foreign engineers working for General Electric Co., a coalition spokesman said on condition of anonymity. GE is helping rebuild Iraq's decrepit electrical infrastructure. The victims' names were not released.

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