10 killed in Iraq attacks

Baghdad, May 2 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed and 37 wounded in separate bombing and shooting incidents in different parts of Iraq Wednesday, the police said.

Three members of a government-backed paramilitary group were killed and 13 wounded in a car bomb explosion in Garma town near Fallujah city, some 50 km from Baghdad, reported Xinhua citing a police source requesting annonymity.

One of the killed was the leader of the group, whose members were gathering at a military base in the town when the blast occurred.

In another incident in the town, gunmen attacked police forces and exchanged fire with them, killing a policeman and wounding another, the source added.

A civilian was killed and two were wounded by sniper shots in Nu’imiyah area, just south of Fallujah.

Elsewhere, gunmen attacked a police patrol in Baiji town, some 220 km from Baghdad, killing two policemen, including an officer, a local police source said.

In Baghdad, five people were wounded when a car bomb ripped through al-Husseiniyah district in the capital, an interior ministry source said.

In northern Iraq, three policemen were injured when a roadside bomb struck a police patrol in Kirkuk city, some 250 km from Baghdad, the police said.

In the eastern province of Diyala, gunmen shot dead a cleric of a Sunni mosque in the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km from Baghdad, a police source said.

In a separate incident, a civilian was killed and 11 wounded in a roadside bomb explosion late Tuesday night at a coffee shop in a village, some 40 km from Baquba city, the source said.

Also in the province, a civilian was shot dead in the morning by gunmen Baquba, while a policeman and a civilian were wounded in a roadside bomb explosion in Kan’an town, some 20 km from Baquba, the source added.

Facebook Notice for EU! You need to login to view and post FB Comments!

The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by authors, news service providers on this page do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Hill Post. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, or individual. Hill Post makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site page.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.