Policeman killed, 9 wounded in Iraq's violence

19:25, June 10, 2010      

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A policeman was killed and nine people wounded in bomb attacks in Baghdad and Iraq's eastern province of Diyala on Thursday, the police said.

A policeman was killed and three others were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion near a police patrol in the town of Qara- Tabba, some 100 km north of Diyala's provincial capital of Baquba, a provincial police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In separate incident, two Iraqi soldiers were wounded when their vehicle was damaged by a roadside bomb explosion near their convoy while patrolling the village of Maiyah in north of Baquba, which located some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, the source said.

Meanwhile, the Iraqi security forces captured seven suspected insurgents in separate search operations across Diyala during the past 24 hours, the source added.

Also in the province, a roadside bomb hit a U.S. military patrol in the city of Khalis, 20 km northwest of Baquba, without knowing whether the U.S. soldiers sustained any casualty as the U. S. troops sealed off the scene immediately following the attack, he said.

The U.S. military has no immediate comment about the incident.

Diyala province, which stretches from the eastern edges of Baghdad to the Iranian border, has long been a stronghold for al- Qaida militants and other insurgent groups since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 despite repeated U.S. and Iraqi military operations against them.

In Baghdad, a roadside bomb detonated near a convoy of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUV) while travelling on the main road near the Hussieniyah neighborhood in northern the capital, wounding two bystanders, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

One of the convoy's vehicles, which is used by a private security firm in Iraq, was damaged by the blast, but the police could not tell whether there was any casualties, the source said.

Two more civilians were wounded in a bomb explosion in a liquor store in Shaab district in northern Baghdad, he added.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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