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4 policemen killed in northern Iraq

Police say four policemen have been killed and four others wounded in a drive-by shooting in the turbulent northern city of Mosul.

world Updated: Oct 28, 2008 15:12 IST

Police say four policemen have been killed and four others wounded in a drive-by shooting in the turbulent northern city of Mosul.

A police officer says unidentified gunmen opened fire on the eight off-duty policemen while traveling in two civilian cars to work Tuesday morning. The attack took place in al-Amil, a Sunni neighborhood in the western side of the city.

The attack underlines the continuing violence in Mosul when most of the rest of Iraq is enjoying a dramatic drop in violence. In Baghdad, a police officer says nine people, including four policemen, have been wounded in two separate roadside bombs targeting police convoys.

The officers spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to release the information.