BAGHDAD (AP) — A female suicide bomber attacked an Iraqi convoy north of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing two people and narrowly missing a provincial governor. The bombing was the second suicide attack by a woman in Diyala Province in two days.
The provincial governor, Raad Rashid al-Tamimi, ordered an indefinite curfew in Diyala’s capital, Baquba, where the attack occurred.
The attack took place a day after Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki’s government announced a weeklong suspension of military operations in Diyala to give militants a chance to surrender.
Mr. Tamimi and the commander of Iraqi ground forces, Gen. Ali Ghaidan, were traveling to a meeting of the provincial council in Baquba when the woman detonated her explosives as the vehicles approached, American and Iraqi officials said.