Five killed in Iraq violenceMay 24th, 2012 - 6:48 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, May 24 (IANS) At least five people have been killed, including three pilgrims, and many injured in separate gunfire and bomb attacks in Iraq, said police.
The deadliest attack occurred in Iraq’s Anbar province Wednesday when a roadside bomb hit a bus, carrying Lebanese Shiite pilgrims, in Ramadi city, about 110 km from Baghdad. It killed three pilgrims and wounded seven others, reported Xinhua citing a source.
The bus was coming from the Syrian border and headed to the Shiite holy sites in the country, the source said.
At least two people, travelling by a bus carrying construction workers, were killed in Iraq’s Diyala province, after gunmen opened fire on it.
In a separate incident, four policemen were wounded when gunmen attacked city of Baquba, some 65 km from Baghdad, the source added.
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