Continued fighting, five Iraqis were killed
Iraq, Military, 10/31/2005
Five Iraqis were killed and other five injured including one government official in two separate attacks launched by gunmen in Baghdad and its south.
The Iraqi police and the ministry of commerce said that the Iraqi deputy minister of commerce Qeis Dawoud al-Hassan was injured when armed men implanted an ambush for his procession in Baghdad on Sunday that resulted in killing two of his guards and injuring other 6 and one passer by during the attack which took place in al-Mansour quarters in Baghdad.
A source in the Iraqi ministry of interior said that gunmen attacked the car which was carrying the advisor in the cabinet Ghaleb Abdul Hadi, brother of the Iraqi Vice President, and this resulted in killing him and his driver. The killed man is a leading figure in the Higher Council For The Islamic revolution.
Al-Qaida organization in Mesopotamia claimed responsibility for the operation in a statement on the Internet.
The same source added that two civilians were killed and other three injured in a bomb explosion on Sunday morning in al-Mahmoudeyah area, south of Baghdad.
In Samara, north of Baghdad, one Iraqi was killed and other three injured in a bomb explosion under a tractor used by peasants south of Samara.
This came after an attack by one booby trapped car in a market in al-Hweider village near Baqouba northeast of Baghdad on Saturday just a short time before al-Iftar time, and this resulted in killing 26 persons and injuring other 40.
Seven members of the Iraqi police men, one civilian, one Iraqi security man and three gunmen were killed in different attacks in Baghdad, Baqouba and Karkouk.
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