- CNTV English - CCTV News

Police officer, government employee killed in Baghdad

07-04-2011 08:19 BJT

BAGHDAD, July 3 (Xinhua) -- A police officer and a government employee were gunned down by unidentified assailants in two separate attacks in Baghdad late on Sunday, an Interior Ministry source said.

A police officer was killed by gunmen using pistols with silencers near a gas station on the Palestine street in eastern Baghdad on Sunday night, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In a separate incident, a government employee was killed by assailants using automatic weapons with silencers in Shaab district in northeastern Baghdad, the source said.

Assailants who committed both attacks fled the scenes and the police were launching a manhunt, the source added.

Earlier in the day, six policemen were killed in two attacks in Baghdad and the western province of Anbar.

The Iraqi security forces and government officials have been the constant targets of attacks as extremists like al-Qaida attempt to carry out high-profile attacks and assassinations in order to undermine Iraq's tenuous security.



Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program