From the Washington Post:
The president of the Iraqi Governing Council was killed early Monday in a huge explosion set off by a suicide bomber outside the headquarters of the U.S.-led occupation authority here.
At least 10 Iraqis were killed and six were wounded, and two U.S. soldiers were slightly injured, in a devastating attack on Iraq?s political leaders six weeks before the scheduled handover of limited political power to a new Iraqi government.
Izzedine Salim was a Basra-based leader of the Dawa Party, a Shiite political faction. He'd held the rotating presidency of the Governing Council since May 1.
Whole thing here.