Six Iraqi security members killed in attacks

Last Updated: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 10:27

Baghdad: Gun and bomb attacks killed six
members of Iraq`s security forces -- four policemen and two
soldiers -- in the Sunni provinces of Salaheddin and Anbar
on Sunday, security and medical officials said.

In the deadliest attack, three policemen were killed and
six wounded in the village of Garma, east of the former
insurgent bastion of Fallujah, when gunmen attacked their
checkpoint, Anbar provincial police chief Major General Hadi
al-Ruzaij said.

In Fallujah itself, gunmen shot dead a policeman who was
on his way home in the centre of the town, 60 kilometres west
of the capital, Fallujah hospital doctor Omar Dalli said.

Meanwhile, in the central town of Dujail, north of
Baghdad, a suicide attacker rammed a car bomb into a
checkpoint on a highway linking the capital to Tikrit, capital
of Salaheddin province, an official in the provincial security
command centre said.

The attack left two soldiers dead and four others
wounded, said the official, who spoke on condition of
anonymity. Eight civilians were also hurt.

Attacks are down from their peak in 2006 and 2007, but
violence remains common in Iraq. A total of 187 people died in
attacks in November, according to official figures.

PTI




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