Five people killed in Iraq's violence   2011-02-24 15:51:45 FeedbackPrintRSS

BAGHDAD, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed and ten wounded in gunfire and bomb attacks in Baghdad and Iraq's eastern province of Diyala on Thursday, the police said.

In Diyala, gunmen wearing Iraqi army uniforms stormed a house in the town of al-Sa'diyah, 120 km northeast of Baghdad, and shot dead a man and his three sons, a source from the provincial operations command told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Iraqi security forces cordoned off the area and arrested two suspects, the source said.

In a separate incident, a roadside bomb went off near a passing minibus near Diyala's capital city if Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, killing a civilian and wounding two others, the source added.

Also in Diyala, Lieutenant Colonel Tha'ir al-Obiedi, deputy chief of the provincial operations command, escaped with wounds an assassination attack when a sticky bomb attached to his car detonated in eastern Baquba, the source said.

Separately, two people were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded in Baquba's northern neighborhood of al-Ameen, he added.

In Baghdad, two policemen and a civilian were wounded by a roadside bomb explosion near a police patrol in the neighborhood of al-Hurriyah in northern the capital, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile, two more people were wounded by roadside bomb explosion in Baghdad's southeastern neighborhood of al-Rustamiyah, the source said.

Violence and sporadic high-profile bomb attacks continue in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease of violence over the last three years.

Special Report: Situation in Iraq

Editor: Tang Danlu
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