10 Killed in Iraq Violence - The New Indian Express

10 Killed in Iraq Violence

Published: 21st February 2014 01:18 AM

Last Updated: 21st February 2014 01:18 AM

At least 10 people were killed while as many injured in two separate incidents of violence in Iraq, police source said.

In Diyala province, a fierce clash erupted when armed men attacked an army base in south of the city Sa'diyah, some 120 km from Baghdad, leaving two soldiers killed and six wounded, Xinhua quoted a provincial police source as saying.

The clash also caused five gunmen's death, the source said.

In a separate incident, a roadside bomb struck a patrol of a government-backed Sahwa paramilitary group in Nibai area, some 70 km from Baghdad, killing three group members and wounding four, a local police source said.

According to the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, a total of 8,868 Iraqis, including 7,818 civilians and civilian police personnel, were killed in 2013, the highest annual death toll in years.

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