Police officials say a roadside bombing has targeted the convoy of a Deputy Minister in Iraq’s government, killing a bodyguard and injuring seven people.

Baghdad has been hit by a wave of apparent Sunni insurgent attacks against security personnel and government workers.

Police officials say the blast struck the convoy of Fouad Al-Moussawi, a Deputy Minister of Sciences and Technology, in an area of southeast Baghdad.

He was not harmed, but one of his security team was killed and four others were wounded in Monday’s attack. Three civilians also were injured. Officials at Ibn Al-Nafess Hospital confirmed the police report.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief media.

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