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Sunni Leader Says He's Under Virtual House Arrest

Published: Mon 3 Dec 2007 05:44 AM
Iraqi Sunni Leader Says He Remains Under Virtual House Arrest
One of Iraq's most prominent Sunni politicians says Iraqi security forces are keeping him under virtual house arrest for a third consecutive day.
Adnan al-Dulaimi said Sunday that the Iraqi troops guarding his home in Baghdad are preventing him from going to parliament and from receiving visitors.
Iraqi security forces deployed around Dulaimi's residence Friday, a day after finding two car bombs parked near his office complex. Police detained Dulaimi's son and more than 20 of his bodyguards on suspicion of links to the car bombs.
Members of Iraq's main Sunni faction walked out of parliament Saturday to protest the treatment of Dulaimi, a leader of the Accordance Front. Iraqi government officials deny he is under house arrest.
In other developments, Iraqi police say attacks in Baghdad Sunday, killed four Iraqis and wounded several others.
In one incident, a roadside bomb killed two policemen in the city's Mansour district. Also in Mansour, gunmen killed a security officer in a drive-by shooting, while a bomb planted under a car killed a civilian in the Utaifiya district of central Baghdad.
Dulaimi is a strong critic of Iraq's Shi'ite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Dulaimi's Iraqi Accordance Front has 44 lawmakers in the 275-member parliament.
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