BAGHDAD, April 30 (KUNA) -- Unknown armed group using silencers killed on
Saturday a Colonel from the Iraqi Defense ministry after attacking his vehicle
on Mohammad Al-Qassem highway in Baghdad, injuring his wife and two other
A police security source told KUNA that the unknown armed men fired their
weapons against Colonel Mustapha Hassan, while he was driving his vehicle,
killing him instantly and severely injuring his wife.
The source added, the Colonel vehicle kept running and accidently hit a
police checkpoint injuring two policemen.
Meanwhile, a military source said eight armed men wearing military uniform
raided a high ranking military officer's house, killing him and his daughter
before clashes erupted between the armed men and neighbors near the house.
On another front, the death toll from a suicide bomb attack, in a market
area in the northern city of Mosul, increased to eight people and 20 injured,
among them five soldiers. (end)
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