Bomb hits Iraqi police north of Baghdad, killing 4

19:23, November 04, 2010      

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A roadside bomb struck a police patrol in a village in Salahudin province on Thursday, killing four people and wounding nine others, a provincial police source said.

The incident took place in al-Salman village near the town of Sherqat, some 300 km north of Baghdad, when a powerful bomb explosion occurred near a passing police patrol, destroying a police vehicle, killing three policemen aboard and a bystander, the source from Salahudin's operations command told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Several policemen were among the wounded people, the source said.

The blast also caused severe damages to several nearby civilian cars and buildings.

Earlier in the day, the police said that a mayor of a town and a policeman were killed and eleven people wounded in separate bomb attacks in Baghdad and Iraq's western province of Anbar.

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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