8 people wounded in bomb attacks in Iraq's Diyala

17:08, July 14, 2011      

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Eight people were wounded in two roadside bomb attacks in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala on Thursday, a provincial police source told Xinhua.

A roadside bomb struck a police patrol in the town of Sadiyah, some 130 km northeast of Baghdad, damaging a police vehicle and wounding two policemen aboard and four passers-by, a source from Diyala's operations command said on condition of anonymity.

The blast also damaged three nearby houses and several civilian cars, the source said.

In a separate incident, a roadside bomb went off at the gate of an orchard in the town of al-Abbarah, near the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, wounding the orchard owner and his son, the source said.

Diyala province, which stretches from the eastern edges of Baghdad to the Iranian border in the east of the country, has long been a stronghold for al-Qaida militants and other insurgent groups since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
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