Iraq governing council member Akila al-Hashemi was shot
Hospital officials said three of her bodyguards were wounded, one critically. Akila al-Hashimi is in serious condition.
Eye witnesses at the scene said Hashemi's car had its tyres shot out and crashed through a nearby garage in an effort to evade the gunmen.
She is one of three Governing Council members in a delegation to the UN Security Council in July.
- posted by river @ 5:52 AM
[Brian’s Comment – not the most egregious example, since this is short but note the blogger does not use his own words here.
“Locals at the scene said Hashemi's car had its tyres shot out and crashed through a nearby garage in an effort to evade the gunmen.”]