11 killed, 25 injured in insurgents’ attacks in Iraq

11 killed, 25 injured in insurgents’ attacks in Iraq
# 25 September 2012 17:54 (UTC +04:00)
Baku-APA. A total of 11 people were killed and 25 others injured Tuesday in bomb and gunfire attacks in Iraq, the police said, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

In Iraq’s western province of Anbar, a booby-trapped car went off near a police patrol in the town of Amriyat al-Fallujah, just near the city of Fallujah, some 50 km west of the capital Baghdad, killing one policeman and wounding seven others, a local police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Two police vehicles were badly damaged by the blast, the source said.

In the same town, a schoolchild was killed and six others injured -- some in critical conditions, when a bomb detonated before midday at the entrance of their primary school named Ammar bin Yasir, the source said.

Also in Amriyat al-Fallujah, a member of the town hall and his brother were wounded in a sticky bomb explosion in the town, the source added.

In a separate incident, Mohammed Salih al-Jumaily, a university teacher and an advisor at the Iraqi ministry of electricity was killed when a sticky bomb attached to his car exploded in central the city of Fallujah, he said.

Meanwhile, Fallujah Mayor Adnan Hussein escaped unharmed a roadside bomb explosion near his convoy in central the city of Fallujah, the source added.

In Iraq’s eastern province of Diyala, a policeman was killed and four others were injured when gunmen attacked their checkpoint in the village of al-Mukhisa, near the provincial capital city of Baquba, some 65 km northeast of Baghdad, a provincial police source anonymously told Xinhua.

In addition, a suspected leader of al-Qaida militant group was killed when a joint force from the Iraqi army and police carried out a raid on his safe house in Jawad al-Basho area, some 30 km south of Baquba, the source said.

In northern Iraq, gunmen attacked an army checkpoint with their silenced weapons in al-Tanak district in western the city of Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad, killing one soldier, a provincial police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

Earlier in the day, the police reportedly said that an Iraqi army officer and four security members were killed and six others wounded in a series of gunfire attacks by gunmen in and near Baghdad on Tuesday morning.

Violence and sporadic high profile attacks are still common in the Iraqi cities despite the dramatic decrease of violence over the past few years.