Iraqi officials: Bomb attacks kill 5, wound 6

April 13, 2011 - 0:0

BAGHDAD (AP) — Police and health officials say bombings in a town west of Baghdad have killed five people, including three family members of a former pro-government Sunni fighter.

Police officers say that bombs planted around the house of Ahmed Jassim in the town of Khan Dhari went off at 5:30 a.m., killing his wife and two sons and wounding the former Sons of Iraq militiaman and his daughter. The Sunni group battled Al-Qaeda at the peak of Iraq's war.
Minutes later, a roadside bomb hit an Iraqi army patrol that was rushing to Jassim's house, killing two soldiers and injuring four others. A local doctor confirmed the casualty figures.
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.