The governor of Baghdad, Ali al-Haidri, was assassinated by gunmen today and ten others were killed by a suicide bomber in the Iraqi capital. Insurgents are working towards ruining the Iraq general elections at the end of this month.
The killing of al-Haidri is Iraq’s highest-profile assassination in the last eight months and it is suspected insurgents wanted to show they can gain access to high-level officials. The suicide bomb beforehand happened just inside the green zone.
58 people were also wounded in the attack.