Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says an investigation is under way into Friday's attempt on the life of his deputy prime minister, Nine people were killed and Zobaie was seriously wounded after one of his bodyguards blew himself up at the deputy prime minister's Baghdad compound. One of the minister's brothers and one of his advisers were among the dead.
Speaking on state-run TV on Saturday, Prime Minister Maliki said investigators are trying to determine how the bomber was able to get his explosives inside Zobaie's compound undetected. He said the attack illustrates how Iraq's enemies are targeting those working for the good of the country.
Iraq's health minister Ali al-Shummari says Zobaie is in good condition after undergoing surgery for his injuries. A group linked to al-Qaida (the Islamic State of Iraq) has claimed responsibility for the attack.
In other news, suicide bombings today killed more than 30 people across Iraq.
In the deadliest attack, police say a truck bomber killed 20 people, including 14 officers, at a police station in the predominantly Sunni district of Dora in southern Baghdad.
Still another suicide bomber blew himself up at a market in the northern Iraqi town of Tal Afar, killing 10 people.
In western al-Anbar province, the U.S. military says coalition airstrikes killed three armed terrorists as they tried to escape in a vehicle in a rural area. A fourth terrorist blew himself up.
U.S. military officials say two American soldiers were killed Friday in separate attacks in Baghdad and al-Anbar province.