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At least 17 police killed in new wave of blasts, militant attacks in Iraq

Published time: October 22, 2013 18:44
Edited time: December 24, 2013 16:44
AFP Photo / Azher Shallal

AFP Photo / Azher Shallal

A string of violent attacks and suicide bombings targeting security forces across Iraq on Tuesday have killed at least 17 people and injured 45, according to local reports.

Deadly suicide bombings and armed attacks killed 16 members of the Iraqi security forces and wounded about 35 more in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, Reuters reported citing police sources.

Meanwhile, other reports said at least one policeman was killed and six injured in a car bomb explosion in the Iraqi province of Babel.

In Nineveh, four more people were injured in another militant attack.

The violence follows a spate of suicide bomb attacks in and around Baghdad on Sunday, in which more than 50 people were killed and dozens injured.

Iraq is in the midst of the worst outburst of militant attacks and bombings since 2008. More than 5,000 people have been killed in terrorist blasts and sectarian violence this year, with over 400 losing their lives in October alone.

Comments (3)

 

Dr.Eam Infidel 23.10.2013 00:56

The nation we once knew as Iraq does not exist any more. What the USA really accomplished in Iraq was to make Iraqis miss Saddam Hussein. Just ask any Iraqi who will tell you they were better off with Saddam than they are under the current US backed suck ups who claim they are the legal government of Iraq..

Iraq i society today, thanks to American help, is defined by house raids, death squads, checkpoints, detentions, curfews, blood in the streets and constant violence. That's not democracy, its something else entirely.

 

TILII 22.10.2013 22:43

As long as the Saudi and Qatari regimes finance and arm terrorists to do the work of Zionists, the killing and destruction will continue on the nations that truly oppose Zionism, greed and immoral behavior

Th e corrupt, anti Islam stooges of Zionists (Al-Saud) who were placed in the Islamic land by UK to keep pressure on the freedom loving, democracy yearning
people of middle east and Africa, will use any means to suppress masses not only their own citizens and Bahrainis but other nations as well
They have financed and supported 9/11 in USA, 7/11 in Europe and many more all over the world, yet no reprisal from west??

 

Commander 22.10.2013 21:06

The American instigated democratic system is not working very well in Iraq. All of these deaths can be laid at the feet of Uncle Sam.

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