Baghdad: A car bomb apparently targeting a
local police chief killed five people and wounded 10 in
central Iraq on Wednesday, police and medical officials said.
"Five people were killed and ten wounded by a car
bomb" that exploded near the town of Dhuluiyah, 70 kilometres
(45 miles) north of Baghdad, a senior police officer in nearby
The five dead were all civilians, he said.
A medical official in Dhuluiyah hospital confirmed
that the facility received five dead people and 10 wounded.
The police officer said that the explosion took place
at about 8:30 am (5:30 GMT) when Dhuluiyah police chief
Colonel Qandil Khalil`s convoy was passing by.
It was the second attack against Khalil`s convoy this
year, after a previous car bombing in January.
Dhuluiyah is part of Sunni-majority Salaheddin
province. It was an al Qaeda stronghold after the 2003 US-led
invasion before the government took back control with the help
of tribal militias.