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Iraq: Rocket blows up in police vehicle, killing 4

Iraq: Rocket blows up in police vehicle, killing 4

Iraqi officials say a rocket confiscated by authorities blew up in the back of a pickup truck while being moved for disposal, killing two policemen and two civilians.
Officials say police found the rocket Thursday in the town of Shurqat, 155 miles (250 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, and loaded it onto their pickup truck.
The rocket detonated when the vehicle began to drive off.
In a separate incident, police and health officials say a roadside bomb exploded in western Iraq, killing a local official and his driver near the town of Hit, 85 miles (140 kilometers) west of Baghdad.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.


Updated : 2021-06-21 22:21 GMT+08:00