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Four militants killed, eight civilians wounded in Mosul, Kirkuk
26/08/2007   |   10:00 PM | Gulf News
تصغير الخطالشكل الأساسيتكبير الخط
IRBIL, Aug 26 (KUNA) -- Four militants were killed and eight civilians were wounded on Sunday in violent attacks in Kirkuk and Mosul.
An Iraqi police source told KUNA that the Iraqi army was able to pursue a booby-trapped truck ridden by a suicide bomber in Al-Qayara area south of Mosul and detonated the truck.
The source said the suicide bomber, a Saudi, only sustained injuries as a result of the blast. He was plotting to attack military targets in the area.
It added that the Iraqi army also managed to detonate another booby-trapped truck driven by another Saudi terrorist who was later arrested.
On the other hand, the source pointed out that fierce clashes erupted between trooops of the second betallion and an armed group in Al-Thowra suburb west of the city. Four militants were killed and two vehicles were destroyed.
Furthermore, Kirkuk police sources said that the city witnessed a series of scattered explosions without inflicting casualties. (end) sbr.tg KUNA 262200 Aug 07NNNN
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