Policeman and civilian killed in Mosul attacks21/02/2012 20:05
MOSUL, Feb. 21 (AKnews) – Police said two people among them a policeman were killed in Mosul city on Tuesday in two separate attacks.
“Insurgents caring silenced weapons opened fire from their car on a civilian man while he was coming out of his home in eastern Mosul’s al-Zahra area” said Brig. Gen. Mohamed al-Jubouri of Nineveh Police Department. “They killed him immediately”
In a separate attack, insurgents shot dead a police officer after storming into his house in al-Karama area, east of Mosul, the official said.
Mosul - 362 km north of Baghdad – is the capital of Nineveh province. It is the site of daily bombings and killings. Mosul is the bloodiest of all Iraq’s cities when population is taken into account, according to Iraqi Body Count. In recent months targeted attacks against government officials and military officers have been stepped up, often making use of silenced weapons and roadside bombs.
By Rezan Ahmed