Five killed in Iraqi attacks
|Publisher||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty|
|Publication Date||26 August 2012|
|Cite as||Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Five killed in Iraqi attacks, 26 August 2012, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/503f1cd323.html [accessed 31 January 2015]|
August 26, 2012
Iraqi officials say that gunmen with silenced weapons killed five people in two attacks in Baghdad on August 26.
Police say that in the first attack, gunmen in a moving vehicle opened fire on a police patrol in the capital's northeastern, predominantly Shi'ite neighborhood of Ur.
Two police officers were killed and a third was wounded in the early morning attack.
Several hours later, gunmen killed three private security guards working at an amusement park in eastern Baghdad.
Security forces and government offices are top targets for insurgents seeking to undermine the Shi'ite-led Iraqi government.
Based on reporting by AP and AFP