Four killed in Iraq violence

July 19th, 2011 - 1:35 am ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, July 19 (IANS) Four people were killed Monday in two separate incidents of violence in Iraq’s Mosul city, Xinhua reported.

Early in the morning, police commandos clashed with gunmen during a raid on a suspected insurgents’ haven in al-Shuhadaa neighbourhood in eastern Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, said a source on condition of anonymity.

The raid resulted in killing of three suspected insurgents and arrest of three others, the source said.

In a separate incident, a roadside bomb struck an Iraqi army patrol in Mosul’s eastern suburb of al-Karama, destroying a military vehicle and killing a soldier aboard.

The predominated Sunni Arab city of Mosul has long been a stronghold for insurgent groups, including Al Qaeda.

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