Car bombing kills 3 Sunni paramilitary members west of Baghdad

11:05, July 13, 2011      

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A car bomb struck members of the Awakening Council group in west outskirt of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing three group members and wounding six other people, a local police source told Xinhua.

A booby-trapped car parked in Abu Ghraib area, some 20 km west to Baghdad, detonated near the site where the local group members were gathering on early Tuesday, killing three of them and wounding five others along with a civilian, the source said on condition of anonymity.

The Awakening Council group, or al-Sahwa in Arabic, consists of armed groups, including some powerful anti-U.S. Sunni insurgent groups, who turned their rifles against the al-Qaida network after the latter exercised indiscriminate killings against both Shiite and Sunni Muslim communities.

Insurgent attacks continue in the once volatile Sunni Arab area in west of Baghdad that stretches through Anbar province to Iraq's western borders with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Source: Xinhua
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