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14 killed, 57 wounded in Iraq's violence

06-08-2010 07:31 BJT

BAGHDAD, June 7 (Xinhua) -- A series of attacks in Baghdad and Iraq's western Anbar province on Monday killed up to 14 people and wounded 57 others, the police said.

A policeman and a civilian were killed in a roadside bomb explosion near a police patrol in Baiyaa district in southern Baghdad, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Four civilians and three policemen were also wounded by the blast which badly damaged a police vehicle, the source said.

In a separate incident, three policemen and two civilians were wounded in the same district when another bomb hit a police patrol while passing in a crowded commercial area in the district, the source said.

In Anbar province, two policemen were killed and two others wounded by a bomb explosion in the city of Qaim, near the Syrian border, a provincial police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The incident took place when unidentified gunmen planted bombs into two houses, one for a leader of an anti-Qaida paramilitary group in the city and another adjacent house for his son, and blew them up without causing human casualty as the two houses were empty, but when the police arrived the scene a hidden bomb went off and caused the casualty, the source said.

Also in the province, gunmen planted explosives into a house of a policeman in the city of Hit, some 150 km northwest of Baghdad, and blew them up wounding six people, including the policeman himself, the source added.

Earlier in the day, the police said that 10 people were killed and 37 others were wounded in a series of attacks in Baghdad and Anbar, including planting more homes for Iraqi security members with explosives in western Iraq.

Waves of high-profile attacks and sporadic attacks are still common in the Iraqi cities three months after the country held its landmark parliamentary election which is widely expected to shape the political landscape of the war-torn country.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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