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
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
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
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