Friday, November 9, 2012

Six people killed in Iraq's violence

BAGHDAD, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) -- A total of six people were killed and eight others wounded in separate bomb and gunfire attacks in central and northern Iraq on Thursday, the police said.

One of the attacks occurred in the morning when a roadside bomb ripped through Mahmoudiyah town which are predominant Shiites, some 30 km south of Baghdad, without causing human casualty, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Another car bomb followed and detonated among Iraqi security forces and civilians who gathered at the site of the first blast, killing two people and wounding five others, the source said.

Insurgents frequently used a tactic of creating an initial explosion to attract security forces and people and then setting off another to get heavier casualties, he said.

In Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a policeman was killed and his brother wounded when a sticky bomb attached to their car detonated in the town of Bani Saad, southwest of the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, a provincial police source anonymously told Xinhua.

In a separate incident, a civilian was killed and his son wounded when gunmen opened fire on them in the town of al-Hadeed, some 10 km west of Baquba, the source said.

In northern Iraq, a policeman was killed and a civilian wounded when a sticky bomb attached to their car went off in the city of al-Shirqat, some 290 km north of Baghdad, a local police source said.

Also in the north, gunmen shot dead a lawyer in front of his house in al-Sukker neighborhood in northern the city of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua.

Violence in Iraq has decreased 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 still common across the country.

2012-11-09 07:57:53
Editor: Yamei Wang

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