Gunmen kill two, wound 8 cops in Karbala

By Jay Gory, thecheers.org    2008-03-27 06:07:10    

Karbala, Mar 27, (VOI)- Two policemen, including an officer, were killed and eight others were injured in clashes between security forces and gunmen that lasted until late Wednesday in central Karbala, a police source said.

Karbala, Mar 27, (VOI)- Two policemen, including an officer, were killed and eight others were injured in clashes between security forces and gunmen that lasted until late Wednesday in central Karbala, a police source said.

“The clashes continued until late Wednesday in al-Askari, al-Hurr, and al-Ghadier neighborhoods in central Karbala,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq (VOI).

“Two cops, including an office, were killed and eight more were wounded in the clashes,” he added.

An eyewitness from al-Ghadier region, 3 km south of Karbala, told the VOI that unknown armed men attacked a checkpoint on Wednesday night and set two police vehicles ablaze.

Another witness from al-Askari neighborhood said clashes broke out at 8 pm on Wednesday between policemen and gunmen.

“A mortar round landed on a police station,” he noted.

Karbala is 130 km south of Baghdad.
Jay Gory, The Cheers News


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