FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2010 file photo, Sunni lawmaker Saleh al-Mutlaq speaks to reporters in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)
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Iraq's deputy prime minister escaped an assassination attempt in which militants dressed as soldiers opened fire on his convoy west of Baghdad on Friday, according to an Iraqi lawmaker and a statement from the deputy premier's office.Sunni lawmaker Talal al-Zobaie said he was accompanying Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq, also a Sunni, and several other government officials on a visit to the villages in the Abu Graib area, west of the Iraqi capital, when the attack took place on Friday.The April 30 balloting will be Iraq's first since the 2011 U.S. troop pullout.
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