Two killed, 11 wounded in bomb attacks in Iraq

19:03, November 04, 2010      

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A mayor of a town and a policeman were killed and 11 people wounded Thursday in separate bomb attacks in Baghdad and Iraq's western province of Anbar, the police said.

In Anbar province, a bomb attached to the car of Ziyad al- Kubaisi, mayor of the town of Kubaisa, detonated while he was travelling in the city of Hit, some 160 km west of Baghdad, killing him and wounding his companion, a source from the provincial police command told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Also in the province, a roadside bomb went off near a police patrol in Hit, killing a policeman and wounding another, the source said.

In a separate incident, a roadside bomb struck an Iraqi army patrol in the town, destroying a military vehicle and wounding four soldiers aboard, the source added.

In Baghdad, three Interior Ministry officers working in the anti-terrorism department were wounded when a sticky bomb attached to their car detonated in Baghdad's southeastern neighborhood of Zaafaraniyah, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Two passers-by were also wounded by the blast, the source said.

Violence and sporadic high-profile attacks are still common in Iraqi cities as part of recent deterioration in security which shaped a setback to the efforts of the Iraqi government to restore normalcy in the country after violence-torn Iraq held parliamentary elections about eight months ago.

Source: Xinhua


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