3 killed, 8 wounded in separate attacks in Iraq

11:01, July 14, 2011      

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Three people were killed and eight others injured in separate attacks on Wednesday in war-torn Iraq, police sources said.

An interior ministry official, who insisted on anonymity, told Xinhua that a sticky bomb went off in a taxi at an intersection of Baya district in the southwest of the capital city Baghdad, killing the driver and damaging the car.

In another incident, a bomb exploded on a minibus in Aurig district of southwestern Baghdad, wounding eight civilians and seriously damaging the minibus and several other vehicles near the blast scene.

Near the town of Abu Saida in Diyala province, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a farmer, killing him and wounding his son, a local police source told Xinhua, adding that the attackers fled the scene and the incident is under investigation.

Also in Diyala, a former member of the Awakening Council group was killed by gunmen disguised as Iraqi security forces near the village of Bodjh, the source said.

Source: Xinhua
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