The deputy governor of a volatile province north of Baghdad (search) escaped an apparent assassination attempt Tuesday after a homicide car bomber (search) rammed his convoy, police said.

The bomber died, but no other casualties were reported in the insurgent attack in Khalis, 50 miles north of the Iraqi capital, said police Lt. Ali Hussein.

The deputy governor of Diyala province, Annan al-Khadran (search), was not injured in the incident, but two vehicles in the convoy were damaged, Hussein said.