At least 22 killed in Iraq attacks

At least 22 people were killed in attacks across Iraq on Wednesday, police and medics said, after weeks of intensifying violence that threatens all-out sectarian conflict.


In Baghdad, gunmen attacked a police station killing five policemen. In Anbar, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives vest in a group of government-backed fighters, killing six. In Baiji, a roadside bomb killed four policemen. A car bomb in Baghdad killed at least three people, while another one killed two policemen and wounded 10. In Mosul, unidentified gunmen shot a prominent tribal leader, and an electoral candidate was also assassinated. (Reuters)