The current head of the US-appointed Iraqi Governing
Council, Ezzedine Salim, was killed in a car-bomb explosion, Iraqi politicians said.
"He was in a convoy that
stopped at the entrance to the Green Zone when the explosion happened. Ezzedine Salim was killed in the explosion," Hamid
al-Bayati, spokesman for the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRII), told AFP.
Imad Chebib, vice-president
of the pro-U.S. Iraqi National Accord and a fellow-member of the Governing Council, said: "He died as a result of the car
bomb explosion against his convoy. Some guards were killed with him."