6 people killed in separate attacks in Iraq

16:33, April 11, 2010      

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Six people were killed and seven others wounded in separate attacks in northern and western Iraq on Saturday, the police said.

Two policemen and one Iraqi soldier were killed by a roadside bomb explosion near a joint police and Iraqi army force while conducting a patrol in Qiyara area, some 60 km south of Mosul, the capital city of Iraq's northern province of Nineveh, local police told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In another attack, a roadside bomb explosion struck an Iraqi army patrol in the Hamam al-Alil area, some 25 km south of Mosul, killing a soldier and a child who was close to the blast site, the source said.

Meanwhile, two soldiers were wounded in a small arms fire attack against their patrol in western Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, the source added.

Nineveh province, including its capital Mosul, remains one of Iraq's most volatile areas despite major security crackdowns by U.S. troops and Iraqi security forces to uproot the insurgency which erupted shortly after the U.S.-led invasion in 2003.

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