Monday, October 10, 2005

Arab League convoy attacked in Baghdad

Gunmen have attacked a convoy carrying delegates from the Arab League in western Baghdad, killing three police escorts but leaving officials unscathed. Delegates from the Arab League, which groups 22 governments from across the Arab world, are in the Iraqi capital to help oversee Saturday's referendum on a new constitution and to prepare for a visit by the League's Secretary General Amr Mussa. The convoy came under attack as delegates travelled to the headquarters of the Committee of Muslim Scholars, the main Sunni Arab religious organisation in Iraq, for a Ramadan meal after sundown.

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