The South Asian Times

17 January 2018 10:17 AM

10 killed in Iraq

Baghdad, Dec 30 At least 10 people were killed and 22 wounded in violent attacks, including a suicide bombing against a military target, in Iraq Sunday, police said.

The suicide car bomber attacked an Iraqi army checkpoint in Suez intersection east of Mosul city, some 400 km from Baghdad, killing seven people and injuring 11, Xinhua reported citing a police source.

Three army officers, including a battalion commander, and four soldiers were killed in the attack, while seven soldiers and four civilians were wounded, the police source said.

Earlier in the day, at least three people were killed and 11 wounded in two violent attacks in central Iraq, a police source said.

In one of the attacks, two government-backed Sahwa paramilitary group members were killed and five wounded when gunmen attacked their checkpoint in Abu Ghraib area, some 25 km west of Baghdad, the source said. 

In another incident, a civilian was killed and six were wounded when a roadside bomb went off in Jihad district in the southwestern of the capital, the source said.

According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, 8,109 Iraqis, including 952 members of Iraqi security forces, have been killed in the country from January to November this year. 

Update: 30 Dec, 2013

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