The governor of northern Iraq’s Saladin province, Ahmed al-Jabouri, survived an assassination attempt Thursday, a local police officer said.
“A device exploded as al-Jabouri’s motorcade was passing south of the province,” Ghazwan al-Jabouri told Anadolu Agency.
No injuries were reported in the attack, which only caused damage to a number of vehicles.
Iraqi authorities have yet to comment on the attack, for which no group has claimed responsibility.
Elsewhere, two children were killed in a bomb blast in Ramadi in western Iraq.
Iraq has suffered a devastating security vacuum since mid-2014, when Daesh terrorist group captured the northern city of Mosul and overran large swathes of territory in the northern and western parts of the country.
Qayyara is a strategically important area for Iraqi forces planning to capture Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, from the terrorist group.