Close Call for Talibani

From Holden:

A suicide bomber killed three of the Iraqi President’s bodyguards.

A suicide car bomb exploded Friday on a bridge overlooking the home of President Jalal Talabani, killing three of his guards, a spokesman for Iraq’s largest Shiite Muslim group said.

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It was unclear if Talabani, a Kurd, was in the house at the time of the explosion. Guards are posted on the bridge because it overlooks the president’s house and leads to an area where several key government figures have homes.