BAGHDAD, Iraq—Gunmen opened fire Wednesday on a convoy carrying Ahmad Chalabi, former member of the Iraqi Governing Council, in an apparent assassination attempt that wounded two of his bodyguards, Chalabi’s spokesman said.  Chalabi’s convoy was attacked in southern Baghdad at about 7:30 a.m. as he returned from the holy city of Najaf, said the spokesman Mithal al-Alusi.

“The doctor [Chalabi] is in good health.  He is safe but two of his bodyguards were injured, “ al-Alusi said.  Chalabi, a one-time Pentagon favorite who fell out of favor with the United States, returned to Iraq from Iran earlier this month to face counterfeiting charges.  A warrant issued by an Iraqi court accused him of counterfeiting old Iraqi dinars, which were removed from circulation after the ouster of Saddam Hussein last year.

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