4 members of Iraq security forces killed

Two soldiers and two members of a government-backed Sunni militia fighting al-Qaida were killed in a day of attacks in Iraq, police officials said on Thursday.

Last Updated: Jul 01, 2010, 22:04 PM IST

Baghdad: Two soldiers and two members of a
government-backed Sunni militia fighting al-Qaida were killed
in a day of attacks in Iraq, police officials said on Thursday.

While violence has dropped overall across the country,
insurgents trying to destabilise the country continue to
attack on Iraqi security forces and government.
Iraq remains without a new government more than three
months after the inconclusive election in March.

The anti-al-Qaida Awakening Councils, which have been key
to a sharp drop in violence in recent years, have been
frequently targeted by insurgents.

Today morning, a member of the council died when a
roadside bomb exploded next to his four-man patrol in
southwestern Baghdad.Five people, including three civilians,
were injured in the attack.
In Samarra, another member of the government-backed
council was killed when a bomb exploded near his house in the
majority Sunni town and former stronghold of al-Qaida 95
kilometers north of Baghdad. Two of the victim`s brothers were
injured in the blast, police said.

PTI