Wednesday, 29 August 2012 13:21
BAGHDAD: Shootings and bombings killed five Iraqi police, including a general, on Wednesday in the latest in a series of attacks targeting the country's security forces, security and medical officials said.
The unrest came after six soldiers were killed nationwide on Tuesday, including a colonel, as insurgents have sought to target senior security officials with assassinations of three top officers in as many days.
In the deadliest of the violence, a spate of bombings in the disputed northern province of Kirkuk killed four policemen and wounded six other security members, police and doctor Abdullah Hassan from Kirkuk city's main hospital said.
Three policemen were killed and three others were wounded by a roadside bomb targeting the convoy of Brigadier General Sarhad Qader, a senior police official in Kirkuk province, as it was passing through the Al-Riyadh town southwest of the eponymous provincial capital. Qader escaped unscathed.
Two separate bomb blasts in souther Kirkuk city, ...