Nine killed, 21 injured in Iraq

August 8th, 2011 - 2:44 am ICT by IANS  

Baghdad, Aug 8 (IANS) Nine people were killed and 21 wounded in separate bomb and gunfire attacks in Iraq’s eastern and central regions Sunday, Xinhua reported.

In Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala, an Iraqi soldier was shot dead in front of his house in Khalis town by gunmen near the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, a source said on condition of anonymity.

In another incident, five people were wounded in two bomb attacks in Baquba, the source said.

Earlier in the day, the Iraqi police reported killing of six people of a family and injuring of 14 others in the early hours of the day when some gunmen blew up bombs planted in a house in a town, about 50 km south of Baghdad.

The dead included women and children.

Earlier in the day, a leader and his son were killed while two women of their family were injured in a similar bomb attack in Abu Ghraib area, some 20 km west of Baghdad, said a police source.

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