Three Iraqi soldiers in blast in northern Iraq

Other News Materials 1 August 2008 14:09 (UTC +04:00)

Three Iraqi soldiers were killed and another soldier injured by a bomb blast in the northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk, an Iraqi army source said Friday, reported dpa.

The incident appeared to be the result of a roadside bomb that targeted an army patrol between the districts of al-Rashad and al-Humayra. The explosion totally destroyed the patrol vehicle, senior army officer, Shawan Shamirani told Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency.

Also, in Kirkuk police found the bodies of a man and his wife. The two corpses showed signs of gun shots. It is believed that the deaths occurred five days ago, a police source who spoke on the condition of anonymity told VOI news agency.

Kirkuk is located some 250 kilometres north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.