3 soldiers, 1 civilian martyred in Iraqi cities

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Iraq
Friday, 22 February 2013


iraq baghdad blastAt least three soldiers have been killed by unknown gunmen north of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, while one civilian was killed in a blast in Baquba. According to police sources, the three soldiers were killed by the unknown assailants at a security checkpoint in al-Dulaya, located 170 kilometers north of Baghdad. Five others were also wounded in the Thursday attack.

One civilian was also killed and seven others wounded in a bomb blast in Baquba, situated 60 kilometers north of Baghdad. No group has yet taken responsibility for the attacks. On Sunday, 28 people were killed and a number of others wounded in a series of bomb explosions in Shia-populated districts in Baghdad. Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the Sunday attacks. Violence has increased in Iraq since December 2011, when an arrest warrant was issued for fugitive Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi, who has been charged with running a death squad targeting Iraqi officials and Shia Muslims. The government has stepped up efforts to boost security across the country over the past few months.

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