Iranian intelligence officer, al-Qaeda leader killed in Samarra

An Iranian intelligence officer and the al-Qaeda network leader in Salahaddin province were among 12 reportedly killed in a US raid in south Samarra city, an Iraqi official report said on Tuesday.

Iranian intelligence officer, al-Qaeda leader killed in Samarra
An Iranian intelligence officer and the al-Qaeda network leader in Salahaddin province were among 12 reportedly killed in a US raid in south Samarra city, an Iraqi official report said on Tuesday.

The report said the officer was carrying an Iranian passport, but it gave no further details about him.

Al-Qaeda leader Abu Obeid al-Jazaeri's wife was also killed in the raid carried out on Monday, the report added.

Samarra is 125 kilometres north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

Meanwhile, armed groups attacked Tuesday morning a company of the Iraqi Army in the village of Mekheisa in Abi Sayda district in Baquba killing three Iraqi army soldiers and seriously wounding another, independent Voices of Iraq news agency reported, citing an official security source.

DPA
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