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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:15 AM
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Iraqi police killed by car bomb in Tikrit


"Six Iraqi policemen have been killed in a car bomb blast in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, in northern Iraq, the US military says.
Aljazeera reported the bomb exploded in front of Iraqi police headquarters in Tikrit city, which lies 175km north of Baghdad.

"At approximately 9.30am (0630 GMT) on 11 January in northern Tikrit, anti-Iraqi forces detonated a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device in the vicinity of a police station, killing six Iraqi police," the US military said in a statement.

Iraqi journalist Muhammad al-Badri told Aljazeera the booby-trapped car was parked at the side of the road leading to the police headquarters."


"The attack came a day after Baghdad's deputy police chief, Amir Nayif, was assassinated, in one of a string of deadly attacks against Iraqi security forces in the run-up to the planned 30 January elections."

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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 04:50 AM
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1. Bombs Kill 7 South of Baghdad, 6 in Tikrit


"A roadside bomb that missed a passing U.S. military convoy killed seven Iraqis and wounded one south of Baghdad Tuesday, police and hospital sources said, while a suicide car bomb at police headquarters in Tikrit killed six.

The victims in the roadside bomb explosion were traveling in a minibus in Yussifiyah, 10 miles south of Baghdad, when the blast occurred, said the director of the town's hospital, Dawoud al-Taie.

Little other information was known about the Tikrit blast. Police sources said that six were killed and 12 wounded.

The killings were the latest in a series of attacks by insurgents who are trying to disrupt a landmark Jan. 30 national election. The last two days have seen a new surge of attacks, with four roadside bombings and suicide attacks on Iraqi and American forces on Monday."

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