US patrol attacked in Iraq, police chief injured in blast

Other News Materials 12 July 2008 16:47 (UTC +04:00)

The police chief of Kirkuk in northern Iraq was injured in a bomb blast targeting his convoy, leaving a woman dead and four people injured, while a US patrol was the target of a bomb attack in north Baghdad, reported dpa.

The police chief of Kirkuk, Ahmed Shamarani, was lightly injured while two policemen in the convoy were seriously wounded in the attack in south Kirkuk, 250 kilometres north of Baghdad, security sources said.

Two women were also injured.

In north Baghdad, a US patrol was hit by a bomb in the predominantly Sunni district of Azamiyah, police told the Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency.

It is not immediately known whether the attack caused any casualties or damage.

In the southern Durra district, a bomb blast left two civilians injured, police sources told VOI. dpa str sf pmc