Salama al-Khufaji

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Salama al-Khufaji was a member of the Interim Iraq Governing Council,[1][2][3] created following the United States's 2003 invasion of Iraq. She was appointed on 8 December 2003 to hold the seat formerly held by Aquila al-Hashimi, who was assassinated in September 2003.[4] A Shia Muslim, al-Khufaji was a professor of dentistry at Baghdad University.[4]

In May 2004 she survived an assassination attempt, which occurred when the car in which she was traveling was ambushed and her teenage son was killed.[5] Several bodyguards were also killed. Since then she has survived two additional assassination attempts, one later in 2004 and one in January 2005. She was a candidate in the Iraqi elections of 2005.


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