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Iraqi attacks kill general, four police

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 29 August 2012
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Iraqi attacks kill general, four police, 29 August 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/5040b02618.html [accessed 17 December 2014]
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August 29, 2012

Iraqi officials say five security officers, including a general, have been killed in a series of attacks.

Officials said the police general, Nadhum Tayeh, was driving to work in Baghdad when gunmen opened fire on his car, killing him.

He was reportedly the third senior Iraqi security officer to be assassinated in the past three days.

In the northern city of Kirkuk, officials said two separate bomb attacks killed four policemen and wounded six other security force members.

Security forces are a top target for insurgents seeking to destabilize Iraq.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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