Baghdad security chief demoted after attacks

December 10th, 2009 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, Dec 10 (DPA) The chief security officer of the Iraqi government was late Wednesday demoted to deputy chief after a series of bomb attacks in the capital killed more than 120 people.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki removed Lieutenant General Abbud Kanbar Haschem Khayun as head of the organisation, the Iraqi news agency Aswat al-Irak reported, citing government sources.

The toll after Tuesday morning’s attacks has gone up to 127. At least 400 people were injured, according to the Arabic language broadcaster Al-Jazeera.

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