Baghdad: Seven people, including three policemen and two soldiers, were killed by attacks in and around Baghdad today, an Iraqi interior ministry official said.
In the deadliest attack, six people were killed by a car
bomb at around 1400 GMT in the town of Yusufiyah, 25
kilometres south of the capital, the official said, speaking
on condition of anonymity.
Among the dead were two policemen and two soldiers.
Initially, a bomb exploded close to a shop in the town,
drawing people to the scene. When security forces arrived, a
nearby car bomb went off, causing the deaths and also wounding
Yusufiyah is in a confessionally mixed region known as
the Triangle of Death because of the frequency of insurgent
attacks during the worst of Iraq's insurgency in the wake of
the 2003 US-led invasion.
In the east Baghdad neighbourhood of Zayouna, meanwhile,
a senior policeman was killed by magnetic "sticky bomb"
affixed to his car, the official said.
Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Hassan's wife and two children
were also wounded in the attack.
First Published: Friday, December 11, 2009, 23:47