Five killed in Baghdad attacks

16:25, April 17, 2011      

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Four family members and a soldier were killed in gunfire and bomb attacks in and near Baghdad, police sources said Sunday.

Unidentified gunmen using silenced weapons stormed a house late Saturday night in Baghdad's western district of al-Jamia and shot dead a man, his wife and two daughters, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Iraqi security forces cordoned off the scene and launched an investigation into the incident, the source said.

Separately, a roadside bomb struck an Iraqi army patrol Sunday morning in Tarmiyah area, some 25 km north of Baghdad, destroying a military vehicle, killing a soldier aboard and wounding two others, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks continue in the Iraqi cities as the U.S. troops are expected to completely pull out from Iraq by the end of 2011 according to the security pact named Status of Forces Agreement, or SOFA, signed late in 2008 between Baghdad and Washington.

 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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