Child, senior police officer killed in Mosul attacks 2009-07-06 18:10:08   Print

    MOSUL, Iraq, July 6 (Xinhua) -- A child and a senior police officer were killed Monday in a car bomb and gunfire attacks in Iraq's northern city of Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, a provincial police source said.

    A child was killed and eight people were wounded in a car bomb explosion in Wadi Hajar neighborhood in southern Mosul, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

    The blast, which apparently missed a passing police patrol, damaged several nearby buildings and civilian cars, the source said.

    In separate incident, gunmen shot dead Safaa, director of the provincial traffic police, as he was leaving a restaurant in eastern Mosul, the source added.

    Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, has been a stronghold for insurgent groups, including al-Qaida organization.

    The attacks came few days after the pullout of U.S. troops from Iraqi towns and cities, according to agreement signed late last year between Baghdad and Washington. 

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Editor: Wang Yan
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