10 killed in Iraq violence

By Indo Asian News Service | Friday, February 21, 2014 | 1:02:11 AM IST (+05:30 GMT) Comment 0 Comment

Baghdad, Feb 21 (IANS) At least 10 people were killed while as many injured in two separate incidents of violence in Iraq, police source said.

Baghdad, Feb 21 (IANS) 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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