UPDATE: Iranian oil delegation attacked in Baghdad
An Iranian oil ministry delegation en route to meetings in Baghdad was fired on, injuring two Iraqis, before signing a deal to import Iranian fuel for electricity generation.
Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari (left, C) and his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi (right, C) smile as they attend an official meeting in Tehran June 21, 2011. (MORTEZA NIKOUBAZ/Reuters)
BAGHDAD - A delegation from Iran's Oil Ministry was shot at in eastern Baghdad Wednesday afternoon, the latest in an uptick in violence targeting the oil sector.
At about 1:45 p.m., at Baghdad's Andlous Square, men armed with silenced guns fired on the three-vehicle convoy, which belonged to the Iraqi Oil Ministry, according to a senior Interior Ministry official. Two Iraqis, whom the official referred to as "guards," were injured.
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