First Published: 2006-04-20

 
Iraq unrest claims more lives
 

Series of insurgent bombings, shootings leave ten people killed, including three policemen, across Iraq.

 

Middle East Online

Surge in insurgent attacks

BAGHDAD- Ten people, including three policemen, were killed in Iraq Thursday in a series of insurgent bombings and shootings, police and security officials said.

Two policemen were killed in a roadside bombing against a passing patrol in Al-Khalis, 80 kilometers (60 miles) northeast of Baghdad.

One policeman was killed and two others wounded in a similar roadside bombing also against a police patrol in the restive city of Baquba, 60 kilometers (36 miles) northeast of Baghdad.

In two separate shootings, gunmen killed four civilians in and around Baquba Thursday, a security official said.

In the past few weeks, Baquba has seen a surge in rebel attacks that has left dozens dead.

Two civilians were killed and five wounded in a car bomb attack near a British military patrol near the southern city of Basra.

A British military spokesman said no casualties were suffered by its forces in the attack "which did not appear to be targeting the multinational forces."

A roadside bomb against a convoy carrying General Mohammed Namah, the head of operations command in the interior ministry, killed one civilian, a ministry official said.

Namah's four bodyguards were wounded in the blast.

 

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