Police officer killed in Iraq's violence

18:55, October 28, 2010      

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A police officer was killed and two people wounded in separate bomb attacks in Baghdad on Thursday, an Interior Ministry source said.

Colonel Abdul-Razzaq Abdul-Wahab, from the Interior Ministry, was killed when a sticky bomb attached to his car detonated in Baghdad's southwestern district of Amil, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In a separate incident, a police Brigadier was seriously wounded when another sticky bomb attached to his car went off in the Amil district, the source said.

A third bomb stuck in the car of a Housing and Construction Ministry employee detonated and wounded him in Baghdad's central district of Karrada, the source added.

In earlier reports in the day, a police source from Nineveh province told Xinhua that a policeman was killed and seven people, including policemen, were injured in a suicide bomb attack targeting a police base in the provincial capital city of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad.

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.



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