Tuesday Mar 27, 201211:49 AM GMT
Bombs kill four, wound five across Iraq
An Iraqi policeman uses a bomb detector to inspect a car at a checkpoint in Baghdad. (file photo)
Sat Jan 8, 2011 11:54PM
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Four Iraqis, including two children, have been killed and five others have been injured in bombings across the country over the past 48 hours.

Two children were killed in the eastern province of Diyala on Saturday when an improvised explosive device (IED) planted inside a chicken coop exploded in the area of al-Hashimiya, the Aswat al-Iraq news agency reported.

On Friday, a former member of the Mahdi Army and his brother were killed and another man was injured after an explosive device placed inside his car detonated in the city of al-Nassiriya in the southern province of Dhi Qar province.

The vehicle exploded in the garage of his house in the southern neighborhood al-Sikak.

Also on Friday night, another IED exploded near an army checkpoint in Mosul, the provincial capital of the northern province of Nineveh, injuring one soldier.

The IED attack reportedly targeted an army checkpoint in the city's eastern district of Dargazaliya.

And two soldiers and a woman were injured when an IED exploded near their private car in the village of Kunaytera, south of Mosul.

"The two soldiers, who belong to the Iraqi Army's 3rd Division Headquarters in the al-Kasak area, west of Mosul, were on leave during the attack," said a security source, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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