Thursday, August 23, 2007

Iraqi sheikh 'killed by al-Qaeda'

A Sunni leader in the Iraqi province of Diyala, who encouraged his community to confront al-Qaeda in Iraq, has been killed by the group, police say.
The militants exploded a bomb in his house in the town of Kanaan, and fired mortars and rocket-propelled grenades at other houses and a Sunni mosque.

There are conflicting reports, but police in nearby Baquba said a total of 22 civilians died in the dawn attack.

The attackers then seized at least seven people before retreating.

Some of those kidnapped were women and children, residents said.

Entire article here.

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