4 policemen killed in bomb attack in Iraq's Diyala

08:13, October 28, 2010      

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Four policemen, including a police officer, were killed in a roadside bomb explosion in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala on Wednesday, a provincial police source said.

The attack took place in the afternoon near the mountainous area of Himreen outside the town of Jalawlaa, some 120 km northeast of Baghdad, when a roadside bomb struck the convoy of Major Mohammed Ibrahim, one of the town's senior police officers, killing him and three of his guards, a source from the provincial operations command told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Iraqi security forces sealed off the area and launched investigation in the incident, the source said.

Diyala province, which stretches from the eastern edges of Baghdad to the country's border with Iran, 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.

Violence and sporadic high-profile attacks are still common in Iraqi cities, shaping a setback to the efforts of the Iraqi government to restore normalcy in the country after violence-torn Iraq held parliamentary elections more than seven months ago.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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