- CNTV English - CCTV News

9 killed, 10 injured by attacks in east Iraq

08-16-2012 17:34 BJT

BAQUBA, Iraq, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- At least nine people were killed and 10 others injured Thursday in separate bomb and gunfire attacks in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, a provincial police source said.

A roadside bomb detonated near an army patrol in Hemreen area, some 110 km northeast of Baghdad, killing four soldiers and wounding two others, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

In a separate incident, two policemen were killed and three others injured when gunmen attacked their checkpoint in Dhouib area, some 15 km south of the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, the source said.

In addition, gunmen with assault rifles attacked a police checkpoint at an intersection just west of Baquba, killing one policeman and wounding another, the source added.

Meanwhile, a member of the government-backed Awakening Council group was gunned down by gunmen near his house in Aswad village, some 9 km north of Baquba, he said.

The Awakening Council group, also known as Sons of Iraq movement or Sahwa, consists of mostly anti-U.S. Sunni insurgent militant groups, who turned their rifles to fight al-Qaida network after Sahwa's leaders became dismayed by al-Qaida's brutality and religious zealotry in the country.

Separately, unidentified militants attacked a police checkpoint in al-Rasul village, some 17 km southwest of Baquba. The 15-minute clash resulted in the killing of one of the attackers, he added.

Also in Diyala, a booby-trapped car detonated at the entrance of al-Wajihiyah town, 20 km northeast of Baquba, injuring four civilians, he said.

Diyala province, which stretches from the eastern edges of Baghdad to the Iranian border east of the country, has long been a stronghold for al-Qaida militants and other insurgent groups since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.



Editor:James |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