Iraq violence claims many

Seven Iraqis have been killed and several others wounded in attacks on Friday.

    A soldier was killed in a Samarra gun battle

    Three civilians and a soldier were killed in a shootout between armed men and a joint US-Iraqi military patrol in the central city of Samarra, which was recaptured from fighters in a US-backed offensive late last year, police said.

    A civilian was killed and two others wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their car just north of Samarra, an Iraqi army officer said.

    A Kurdish interpeter working for the US military was shot dead when armed men fired at his car in the northern oil centre of Kirkuk, police said.

    Another person in the vehicle was seriously wounded, they added.

    And a driver working for the US-financed television station al-Hurra was shot and killed in front of his home in a south Baghdad neighbourhood, a Defence Ministry source reported. The armed men fled on foot.

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Explore how your country voted on global issues since 1946, as the world gears up for the 74th UN General Assembly.

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.