Several killed in Iraq attacks

A wave of bloody attacks across the Iraqi capital leave at least six people dead.

    The bloodshed comes despite an overall reduction in violence in recent months [AFP]

    Twelve security personnel within the interior ministry have been arrested for allegedly supportive of sectarian violence in Iraq, said major Abdul Karim Khalaf, a spokesman for Iraq's interior ministry.

    Iraqi officials said they are believed to be behind the 2006 killing of the sister of Tareq al-Hashemi, a Sunni who is one of Iraq's two vice presidents.

    The violence that erupted in Iraq after the 2003 invasion has decreased in the past year, but suicide attacks are continuing.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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