Violence kills 4, wounds 12 in Iraq

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iraq
Tuesday, 23 November 2010


ViolenceiniraqFour people have lost their lives and at least a dozen others have been injured in a new round of violent attacks to hit Iraq in less than 24 hours.

A police officer was killed on Monday in the Western province of Anbar when an explosive device reportedly planted in his car detonated as he was driving west of the provincial of Ramadi, Aswat al-Iraq news agency reported.

Abdul-Karim Hamid, who worked in Anbar's Passport Department sustained severe injures and later died in hospital.

In the troubled Nineveh province in the north, two Christian brothers were killed when they came under fire from unidentified armed men in
 Mosul's western Igab district.

Police also found a bullet-riddled body in the al-Khadraa neighborhood in the northern city of Kirkuk.

In Baghdad, three civilians were injured in a bomb explosion in the capital's western district of al-Amiriya early on Monday. The explosion also caused damage to several cars and shops close to the site of the attack.

Later in the day, an army patrol was targeted by a separate bombing in the same whereabouts, leaving two soldiers wounded.

Elsewhere, an explosive device blew off near a hotel in the capital's central Karrada district, wounding five civilians and two police officers.

Another bomb exploded near an elementary school in the al-Dora neighborhood in southern Baghdad. The attack targeted a police vehicle patrol, but did not cause any casualties.

Fresh violence claims 3 lives in Iraq

Militant attacks in the Iraqi capital and the country's restive north have killed three people, including two army soldiers, and left three others wounded.

Two employees from Iraq's Municipalities and Works Ministry were killed and two more wounded in a shooting attack in the north of Baghdad, a security source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency on Tuesday.

The incident occurred on Monday night when militants armed with guns fitted with silencers opened fire on the ministry employees in the capital's Kazimiya district.

In a seperate incident on Tuesday, two homemade bombs ripped through an Iraqi army patrol in Baghdad's northwestern Ghazaliya district, wounding a soldier.

Meanwhile, an Iraqi soldier was killed in a bombing in a township some 88 kilometers (55 miles) south of Kirkuk, the capital of a province with the same name.

The oil-rich governorate of Kirkuk is 236 kilometers (146 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad.

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