Four security officials killed in Baghdad

April 26th, 2008 - 5:54 pm ICT by admin  

Baghdad, April 26 (Xinhua) At least three soldiers and a policeman were killed and two civilians injured in gunfire and bomb attacks in Diyala province Saturday, a provincial police source said. A roadside bomb struck an Iraqi army patrol in the Al-Wajihiyah town near the capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, destroying a military vehicle and killing an army officer and two of his soldiers aboard, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In a separate incident, an Iraqi police officer was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Shiekh Saad village near Baquba, the source said.

In addition, two civilians were wounded when a roadside bomb planted in front of a house in the Al-Hay neighbourhood in central Baquba exploded, he said.

Diyala province, which stretches from eastern edges of Baghdad to the Iranian border, has been a hotbed of insurgency.

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