6 Killed in Iraq Violence
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Six people were killed and nine wounded in separate attacks in central and northern Iraq.
Around Monday midnight, unidentified gunmen attacked a police checkpoint at the Kut city, some 170 km from Baghdad, killing three policemen and kidnapping another, Xinhua reported.
In the early hours of Tuesday, gunmen using silenced weapons shot dead two policemen in the same city, the source said.
In the morning, a suicide car bomber struck the outer checkpoint of the compound of Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces, in Tikrit city, some 170 km from Baghdad, wounding seven policemen, a source said.
In northern Iraq, a policeman was killed and another wounded when a magnetic bomb attached to their car detonated in Kirkuk city, about 250 km from Baghdad, a local police source said.
Separately, another policeman was wounded when a magnetic bomb attached to his private car went off while he was driving on a main road in north of Kirkuk, the source said.