Local Iraqi council member killed

Attackers have opened fire on a car carrying two local council members in Mosul, killing one and wounding the other.

    Iraqi police have been targeted in a number of attacks

    Akram Mahmud Najm, a member of a local council, was killed on Monday and another councilor was wounded in the northern city of Mosul. The gunmen fled after firing on the car, police said.

    Also on Monday, armed fighters fired mortars at a Baghdad police station wounding two policemen and three civilians.

    The attacks on Monday coincided with a signing ceremony for Iraq's interim constitution. 

    A projectile also hit a nearby house, smashing windows and blowing a hole in a wall, but causing no casualties, witnesses said.

    Another loud blast after the signing ceremony was a controlled explosion by the US military, the Army said. 

    Security forces have been on high alert for possible attacks, aimed at disrupting the signing ceremony. 

    On Sunday, fighters fired rockets at the "Green Zone" in Baghdad, the headquarters of the US-led administration in Iraq. The US military said there were no serious injuries.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.