BAGHDAD, July 1 (UPI) -- Officials say five Iraqi appeals court judges were targeted in separate assassination attempts Tuesday, but all survived Baghdad bombings.
Each of the judges escaped injury outside of their homes in different neighborhoods in what appeared to be a coordinated bombing campaign, al-Sumaria TV reported. The wife of one of the judges was reportedly injured during one of the attacks.
Iraq High Judicial Council spokesman Abdul Satar Birqadr told the Iraqi broadcaster the bombings must have been planned, while revealing that the council has called on the government to boost judges' security.
The attacks came shortly after gunmen killed the court's chief judge, Kamel Al Shewaili, while he was driving home in Baghdad.