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Probe of attack in Iraq on Swedish politician
by David Landes
The stabbing in Iraq of a local Swedish politician has prompted an investigation into whether or not the attack was paid for by the woman's relatives back in Sweden.
The woman, an Iraqi-born Swedish citizen who has lived in Sweden for 25 years, was attacked from behind while visiting her brother in Kirkuk in northern Iraq, the Göteborgs-Posten (GP)newspaper reports.
The assailant come up from behind and stabbed the woman several times, puncturing a lung and sending her to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Iraqi police arrested the man two days later, but the woman has long suspected that disgruntled relatives back in Sweden were behind the attack.
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