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Police Chief Assassinated In Baghdad

2 August 2005 (RFE/RL) -- Assailants gunned down the police chief of the Abu Ghurayb police station today.

Police say that three men ambushed Colonel Mizhir Hamad Yousif in northeastern Baghdad as he left home to go to work. Yousif's driver was also injured in the attack.

In Baquba, 60 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, a car bomb at a police station killed a civilian and injured nine others. Police Lieutenant Colonel Mudhafar Mohamed said that a parked car filled with explosives detonated as a police patrol passed by. Seven police officers were among those wounded.

Insurgents in Iraq have been taking aim particularly at Iraqi security forces.

(AP/dpa/AFP)

Copyright (c) 2005. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036. www.rferl.org



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