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Top Pakistani Envoy to Leave Iraq


Iraqi security stand guard as a damaged car is towed away from outside the Pakistan embassy in Baghdad
The Pakistani government says its top envoy in Iraq is leaving the country, after escaping a targeted attack in Baghdad Tuesday.

Ambassador Mohammed Younis Khan was unharmed in the ambush. In a separate incident Tuesday, Bahrain's top envoy to Iraq, Hassan Malallah Al Anasari, was shot in the hand during what Bahraini officials called a failed kidnapping attempt.

The incidents occurred just three days after insurgents kidnapped Egypt's top diplomat in Iraq, Ihab al-Sharif. The insurgent group Al-Qaida in Iraq has claimed responsibility for the abduction.

In fresh violence Wednesday, several attacks on Iraqi police forces left at least one officer dead and nine wounded in Baghdad.

Some information for this report provided by AP and AFP.