Senior police officer killed in Iraqi bomb attacks

19:16, April 20, 2010      

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Two people, including a senior police officer, were killed and four others wounded on Tuesday in bomb attacks in Baghdad and Iraq's western province of Anbar, an Interior Ministry source said.

A roadside bomb struck the convoy of Colonel Raheem Omer, deputy police chief of Anbar province's Hit city, some 160 km west of Baghdad, killing him, his driver and wounding two policemen, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Omer was heading to work when the blast hit his convoy and destroyed his vehicle, the source said.

In Baghdad, three roadside bombs targeted U.S. military convoys on main roads in Khadraa district of western Baghdad in the early morning, the source added.

But it is not immediately known whether the U.S. troops sustained any casualty.

In a separate incident, a makeshift bomb detonated in New Baghdad neighborhood in east of the capital, wounding two civilians, said the source.

Sporadic attacks continue in Iraq more than a month after the country held its landmark parliamentary election which is widely expected to shape the political landscape of the war-torn country.

Source: Xinhua


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