The head of Saddam Hussein's tribe was blown up in a car bomb explosion in the town of Awja north of Baghdad on Tuesday, police said.
A bomb appeared to have been attached to the underside of Sheikh Ali al-Neda's vehicle, said a police officer in the nearby town of Tikrit, Major Hassan Emhimid.
Neda's driver was also killed and one of his guards was seriously wounded.
A spokesman for the Salahuddin provincial governor confirmed the sheikh had been killed.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Haziran 2008, 12:13