One killed, 13 wounded in Iraq's violence   2011-03-05 21:30:26 FeedbackPrintRSS

BAGHDAD, March 5 (Xinhua) -- A member of an anti-Qaida paramilitary group, known as Awakening Council, was killed and 13 people were wounded in gunfire and roadside bomb attacks in Iraq on Saturday, the police said.

In Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, gunmen in their car shot dead Jasim Zayd, an Awakening Council group member in Abu Kamis area, south of the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, a Diyala's police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In a separate incident, two people were wounded in a bomb explosion at a rural area south of Baquba, the source said.

In Iraq's Salahudin province, a roadside bomb struck the convoy of Colonel Ali al-Baiyati, police chief of the town of Tuz-Kurmato, some 90 km east of the provincial capital city of Tikrit, wounding six of his bodyguards, a provincial police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Baiyati escaped the attack unhurt, but two of his convoy's vehicles were damaged by the blast, which occurred at one of the main roads in the town, the source said.

Salahudin province, located in northern central of Iraq, is mainly Sunni province. Its capital city of Tikrit, some 170 km north of Baghdad, is the hometown of the former president Saddam Hussien.

In Iraq's Anbar province, five policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb went off near their patrol in the town of Amriyat al- Fallujah, near the city of Falluajh, some 50 km west of Baghdad, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Insurgent attacks continue in the once volatile Sunni Arab area in west of Baghdad that stretches through Anbar province to Iraq's western borders with Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Special Report: Situation in Iraq


Editor: Deng Shasha
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