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Bomb attacks on Iraqi anti al-Qaeda militia kill at least 3

FILE_ In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2010 photo, armed Sunni militiamen work at a checkpoint in Samarra, 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. The...

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FILE_ In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2010 photo, armed Sunni militiamen work at a checkpoint in Samarra, 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. The...

(AFP) Four bombs targeting the home of an Iraqi anti-Qaeda militia leader killed at least three people and wounded several others north of Baghdad on Saturday, security officials said.

The bomb blasts struck the home of Yassin Issa Daud, a leader of Sahwa (Awakening) militia in Taji, north of Baghdad, about 6:30 AM local time, Taji police Captain Ahmed Fahad said.

The explosions killed three people, including Daud’s brother and wife, and wounded six other people, Fahad said, adding Daud was not in his home at the time of the attack.

Officials from the interior and defense ministries put the toll at four killed and 11 wounded.

On Thursday, a suicide bomber and a car bomb targeted Sahwa militiamen near Baquba, north of Baghdad, killing five people and wounding 26, an army officer and a doctor said.

The Sahwa are made up of Sunni tribesmen who joined forces with the US military against al-Qaeda from late 2006.