Three dead after Iraq bombings

Published Friday, June 1, 2012

Bomb attacks and shootings in central Iraq on Friday killed three people, including a police colonel and an army officer, security and medical officials said.

In Baghdad, a roadside bomb at the Rashid vegetable market on the capital's southwest outskirts left one person dead and at least three wounded, according to an interior ministry official and a medical source.

Gunmen shot dead a police colonel in the Shaab neighborhood of north Baghdad while he was leaving work, security and medical officials said.

And in the former rebel bastion of Fallujah, gunmen killed an army intelligence captain in the centre of the city on Friday morning, Colonel Mohammed Dulaimi from the provincial security command centre said. Doctor Assem al-Hadithi at Fallujah hospital confirmed the death.

The violence came a day after bombings across the capital killed 17 people, while shootings in the north of the country killed three others, underlining persistent security concerns in Iraq despite dramatically lower levels of violence compared to the brutal confessional bloodshed of 2006-2007.

(AFP)

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