Five killed in Iraq violence

The deadliest attack occurred in Iraq`s Anbar province when a roadside bomb hit a bus, carrying Lebanese Shi’ite pilgrims, in Ramadi city.

Baghdad: At least five people have been killed, including three pilgrims, and many injured in separate gunfire and bomb attacks in Iraq, said police.

The deadliest attack occurred in Iraq`s Anbar province on Wednesday when a roadside bomb hit a bus, carrying Lebanese Shi’ite pilgrims, in Ramadi city, about 110 km from Baghdad. It killed three pilgrims and wounded seven others, reported Xinhua citing a source.

The bus was coming from the Syrian border and headed to the Shi’ite holy sites in the country, the source said.

At least two people, travelling by a bus carrying construction workers, were killed in Iraq`s Diyala province, after gunmen opened fire on it.

In a separate incident, four policemen were wounded when gunmen attacked city of Baquba, some 65 km from Baghdad, the source added.

IANS

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