String of attacks kills 6 in Iraq

Iraqi authorities say a string of attacks have left at least six people dead, including a candidate in the upcoming provincial elections.

Last Updated: Mar 25, 2013, 08:50 AM IST

Baghdad: Iraqi authorities say a string of attacks have left at least six people dead, including a candidate in the upcoming provincial elections.

Police officials say gunmen attacked two military posts in the northern city of Mosul, killing a total of five soldiers and wounding three others. Mosul is 360 kilometres northwest of Baghdad.

In Baghdad, gunmen killed Salah Khabat, a candidate in provincial council elections, in a drive-by-shooting.

Hospital officials confirmed Sunday`s death toll. All of the officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren`t authorised to release the information.

Violence has ebbed in Iraq, but insurgent attacks are still frequent.

PTI