2 bomb attacks hit police in Baghdad

A police commando member was killed and four policemen wounded in two bomb attacks in Baghdadon Saturday, an Interior Ministry source said. “A roadside bomb went off near a police commando patrol in the Saidiyah neighborhood in southwestern Baghdad, damaging a patrol vehicle and killing a commando member aboard,” the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.Another roadside bomb detonated near a passing police patrol in Baghdad’s eastern neighborhood of Zaiyounah, charring a police vehicle and wounding four policemen aboard, the source added.

Earlier, a police source said that unknown gunmen shot dead Lieutenant Colonel Fadhil Rahim, commander of a police commando battalion, while his convoy was traveling in the western Baghdad district of Ghazaliyah.

Meanwhile, a roadside bomb went off near a police patrol in Baghdad’s southern district of Doura on Saturday, damaging a police vehicle and wounding two policemen aboard, the source said.

Insurgents have launched attacks on Iraqi security forces to counterbalance their all-out offensive in Baghdad and other cities aimed at curbing violence in the war-torn country.

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