Friday, July 20, 2012

2 security members killed, 6 wounded in Iraq's attacks

BAGHDAD, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Two security members were killed and six others wounded Thursday in separate bomb and gunfire attacks in central and northern Iraq, the police said.

In the Iraqi capital, a roadside bomb struck an Iraqi army patrol in Baghdad's northern district of Adhamiyah, killing one soldier and injuring three others, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In a separate incident, a police officer was injured when gunmen using silenced weapons attacked his car while driving in Baiyaa district in southwestern Baghdad, the source said.

In northern Iraq, a member of the Kurdish security force, named Peshmerga, was killed and two others injured when a sticky bomb attached to their car went off in the central part of the city of Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad, a provincial police source anonymously told Xinhua.

The ethnically mix province of Kirkuk and its capital Kirkuk City are part of the disputed areas between the Kurds and both Arabs and Turkomans.

Violence in Iraq has ebbed from its climax in 2006 and 2007, when sectarian conflicts pushed the country to the brink of a civil war, but tensions and sporadic shootings and bombings are still seen across the country.

2012-07-20 07:30:45

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