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'Six killed in Iraqi province'

Insurgents have killed six people in Iraq's Diyala province on Tuesday, including three in a series of attacks which began with the killing of a member of an anti-Qaeda group, local police said.
AFP | By HT Correspondent, Baquba, Iraq
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2008 02:59 PM IST

Insurgents killed six people in Iraq's Diyala province on Tuesday, including three in a series of attacks which began with the killing of a member of an anti-Qaeda group, local police said.

Early on Tuesday, gunmen targeted a checkpoint in the village of Al-Abbara, south of Diyala's capital city of Baquba, and killed one member of a local anti-Qaeda group who was manning the checkpoint, a police officer said.

The gunmen then carried his body to a house and bombed it, killing a neighbour, the officer said on condition of anonymity.

Later, in an attack on the checkpoint victim's funeral procession, another man was killed by a roadside bomb, which also wounded eight people, including a policeman and three children.

Former insurgents, paid by the US military, have set up anti-Qaeda fronts to work on the side of their former enemy, with many of them being attacked by insurgents.

In a separate incident in the village of Abu Fayadh, a roadside bomb struck a civilian car, killing three brothers and wounding their father, local police said.

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