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Attacks in Iraq kill 4 as siege in Anbar continues

Officials: Attacks across Iraq kill 4 as government troops besiege al-Qaida militants in Anbar

In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 picture, a gunman holds a rocket-propelled grenade during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, Iraq. Clashes c...
In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 picture, gunmen patrol during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, Iraq. Clashes continued late Sunday and ear...
In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 picture, a gunman aims his weapon during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, Iraq. Clashes continued late Sun...
In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 picture, a gunman holds a rocket-propelled grenade during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, Iraq. Clashes c...

APTOPIX Mideast Iraq

In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 picture, a gunman holds a rocket-propelled grenade during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, Iraq. Clashes c...

Mideast Iraq

In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 picture, gunmen patrol during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, Iraq. Clashes continued late Sunday and ear...

Mideast Iraq

In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 picture, a gunman aims his weapon during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, Iraq. Clashes continued late Sun...

Mideast Iraq

In this Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 picture, a gunman holds a rocket-propelled grenade during clashes with Iraqi security forces in Fallujah, Iraq. Clashes c...

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Officials say attacks in Iraq have killed at least four people as government troops continue their siege of two cities overrun by al-Qaida in western Anbar province.

Maj. Raid Emad Rasheed says a suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden truck into a police station in the northern city of Kirkuk, killing two people there and wounding 55, some critically.

A police officer says a roadside bomb struck an army patrol southeast of Baghdad, in the Madain area, killing one soldier and wounding another.

The officer says another bomb hit a patrol of pro-government, Sunni militiamen in Baghdad's southeastern suburb of Jisr Diyala, killing one fighter and wounding four.

A medical official confirmed the casualty figures. Both spoke on condition of anonymity as they are not authorized to talk to media.


Updated : 2020-12-04 19:40 GMT+08:00