Woman suicide bomber kills three tribal policemen in Iraq

Other News Materials 21 April 2008 16:19 (UTC +04:00)

(dpa) - A woman suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt blew herself up Monday at a checkpoint manned by tribal police in Baquba, north-east of Baghdad, killing three of them, police said.

Seven tribal policemen from Awakening Council were also injured in the attack in Mafraq area west of Baquba, 60 kilometres north-east of Baghdad, police said.

Awakening Councils are police squads set up by local tribes and backed by the US in mainly Sunni Arab areas to fight the al-Qaeda terrorist network.