At least three killed, five wounded in Iraq violence

April 12th, 2008 - 9:04 pm ICT by admin  

Baghdad, April 12 (DPA) Militants killed three people, including members of the Awakening Councils, and wounded five Saturday in the city of Baquba, some 60 km north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police sources said. In Baquba’s Had Moksar area, militants shot dead one member of the Awakening Council and wounded another two, the police sources told DPA.

In another incident, one Awakening Council member and another two, including an Iraqi soldier, were killed when a bomb went off in Abu Khamis area, the police told DPA.

The explosive device was detonated as the Iraqi forces along with members of the Awakening Councils gathered to foil the explosion attempt.

The Awakening Councils are local police squads located mainly in Sunni Iraqi provinces and aim at fighting militants of the Al Qaeda terrorist network.

Also in Baquba, a police officer was killed and another civilian was wounded when militants shot them in Jlolaa area.

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